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Manchester City vs Barcelona

kekuatan kedua klub tersebut tidak usah diragukan lagi karena kedua klub tersebut masih kuat di liganya masing – masing. Manchester City sedang berambisi meraih treble musim ini begitu juga barcelona yang ingin mengulangi kesuksesan mereka pada tahun 2009 silam dengan pep guardiola yang meraih treble. namun jalan barcelona tak akan mudah, pasalnya manchester city sedang dalam kondisi onfire jelang leg 1 babak 16 UCL ini. Apalagi mereka berhasil mengalahkan chelsea di piala FA kemarin. itu menjadi modal yang sangat bagus bagi mental skuad manuel pellegrini. mari kita bedah kekuatan kedua tim.
Barcelona :
kekuatan ada dilini tengah dengan tiki taka nya dan kunci permainan akan berada dan ditumpukan pada la pulga leo messi yang baru sembuh dari cideranya. titik lemah adalah menghadapi serangan balik. dengan semakin tidak solidnya lini belakang barca belakangan ini. ini akan menjadi santapan empuk manchester city jika mereka berhasil memanfaatkan kelemahan yang ada.
Manchester City :
kekuatan bertumpu pada lini tengah terutama pada yaya toure dan david silva. kedua gelandang dan playmaker ini jika onfire bisa membuat lini belakang barcelona kocar kacir. manuel pellegrini dan bermain di kandang sendiri. itu faktor kekuatan selanjutnya, manuel pellegrini sudah tidak asing lagi melawan barca karena dia pernah melatih klub – klub la liga setidaknya dia sudah tahu titik kelemahan barca. faktor di kandang juga berperan penting memberi semangat lebih bagi manchester city.

Prediksi : walaupun alot sepertinya manchester city akan memenangkan pertandingan ini dengan skor tipis 2-1 ?

Ledre Bojonegoro

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Who does not know Ledre. Bojonegoro Ledre is typical food made from plantains. The shape pinchers / rolls with sweet plantain aroma. In some places, this cake is often called Semprong cake. This designation is given, because its shape is similar to glass tubes contained in the kerosene lamp. Padangan districts ledre largest producer Bojonegoro, located 25 kilometers west ± Bojonegoro City. There are 110 business units which are mostly domestic industry. Until now the labor involved to reach a production capacity of 220 people with ledre 9.900.000 pieces per year.

One such of entrepreneur is  Maulida, 31-year-old woman. Her ledre production center located in the village of Kuniran, district. Padangan. Although still level home industry, but marketing ledre been capable of reaching major cities, such as Jakarta, Semarang, Surabaya, Yogyakarta, even up to the outside Java. Her ledre packaging has also been made hygienic. Besides production ledre been registered to the Department of Health. He claimed produsi ledre will increase current and ahead of the Eid holiday. Conversely when the growing season, ledre production usually decreases because most people prioritize work their fields.

Each pack ledre owned Maulida priced at between Rp 10,000 to Rp 50,000. A small cardboard box containing 2 packs, while the big boxes containing 4 packs. Ledre usually entrusted to the stalls along the road to get to Padangan Bojonegoro. So easy to carry and safe, ledre packed with cardboard. But now he must be smart set. He started making ledre with various flavors to sell ledre affordable mini order and build a system to agents.

In addition to telling about his business, Maulida also explains how to create ledre. It is very easy to make us quite prepared materials:

250 grams of glutinous rice flour

1 coconut rather young, coarsely grated

5 pieces of plantain, creamed rough

250 ml of water

1 tsp salt

100 gr of sugar

½ tsp vanilla

Sugar as a topping.

As for how to cook it is to boil the sugar, salt, and vanilla with 250 ml of water until larut. Enter grated coconut, stir. Turn off the heat. While still hot, add the glutinous rice flour to form a thick batter. Prepare a non-stick pan, spread with a thin layer of butter. Give 2 tablespoons of dough, tap-tap with the back of a spoon until thin (thickness of 1/2 cm). Give 1-2 tablespoons banana that had been crushed. Roll out, sprinkle with granulated sugar. Cover the pan so that the bottom of the banana cooked. If  already crusty little burnt, folding ledre.

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Ayu Mea W. (10120166)

Febri Dian P.(10120183)

Lutfi Aditya F(10120194)

Riza Firmansyah (10120218)

Game 55: Pringle Powers Warriors Past Slingers 64-39

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64 VS 39 

Friday 10 May 2013, Tip off 7pm local time, 8pm HKT, Mahaka Square, Indonesia


The Indonesia Warriors showed those in attendance and fans watching on Fox Sports why they are a formidable force, heading into the ASEAN Basketball League playoffs by dismantling the JobStreet.com Singapore Slingers 64-39 in Jakarta.

The Warriors opened the game on a six point run with buckets from Stanley Pringle, Steve Thomas and Chris Daniels. Rashad Jones-Jennings answered for the visiting Slingers with a jumper. The Warriors promptly answered with back-to-back three-pointers from Pringle and John Smith, who had 13.  The Slingers’ Rashaad Singleton and Phillip Morrison controlled the second half of the first quarter, bringing their team to within six after being down ten. Warriors’ team captain Thomas recorded his second foul with just under two minutes to play in the quarter.

Both teams were sluggish on offense in the second quarter. Indonesian local player Christian Sitepu got the scoring going. The Slingers scored their first points of the quarter on a series that saw four offensive rebounds, capped by a Jones-Jennings put-back. The Slingers would only score two more from the free-throw line the rest of the quarter. Daniels hit a shot at the buzzer to send the Warriors into the locker room at halftime up 14.

The Warriors continued right where they left off to start the third, scoring seven points in the first two minutes of the second half to push their lead to 20. The Slingers’ Wong Wei Long answered the Warriors with a three-pointer to break the run. Slingers’ coach Neo Beng Siang called a timeout to rally his troops. The Slingers ratcheted up their defense out of the timeout, holding the Warriors scoreless for the next four minutes. The drought was broken by a goaltending call against Jones-Jennings on a Pringle shot. Despite their defensive fortitude, the Slingers could not find the bucket, scoring six points over the same stretch.

The Warriors left no doubt at the start of the fourth quarter that they would defend their home court. Fan favorite Swen de Ruijter got the Warriors going with an early bucket. Six unanswered points later, The Slingers called a timeout. Yet this early timeout did not yield the same result as the one in the third. In response to the timeout, The Warriors subbed out all five of their players on the floor. The fresh legs of the Warriors proved too much for the Slingers to overcome, and the Warriors cruised to a 64-39 victory.

Stanley Pringle, still working to find his rhythm after knee surgery, paced all scorers with 16 points and eight rebounds. Chris Daniels continued to rack up doubles doubles with ten points and 12 boards. Phillip Morrison, sporting a new, clear mask to protect his broken nose, led the Slingers with ten.

After the game, Warriors head coach Todd Purves said he was, “…very pleased with the energy and defensive intensity,” of his team, calling tonight’s effort, “a building process for the playoffs.” These two teams complete the home and away series Tuesday in Singapore at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on youtube.com/abl at 8:00 PM HKT.

  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Warriors 18 12 19 15
Slingers 12 4 16 7

Indonesia Warriors: Pringle – 16,  Smith – 13, Canada – 10, Daniels – 10, Sitepu – 6, Thomas – 4, Prihantono – 3, Swen – 2.

JobStreet.com Singapore Slingers: Morrison – 10, Wei Long – 8, Jennings – 7, Singleton – 6, Cabatu – 6, Folkoff – 2.

Seattle group raises bid to $625M

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The record bidding war for the Sacramento Kings has hit a new height as the two sides involved keep throwing in money to try to sway NBA owners.

Two weeks after a committee of owners voted to recommend the Kings stay in California, the investors trying to bring the team to Seattle fired a last salvo Friday. Chris Hansen, who leads the group, announced he was increasing his offer for 65 percent of the Kings from $358 million to $406 million. The increase in the total valuation of the team would go from $550 million under his previous offer to a stunning $625 million.

To put into perspective how much Hansen’s group is offering over perceived market value, the Memphis Grizzlies was sold last October for $377 million.

 

“While we appreciate that this is a very difficult decision for the league and owners, we hope it is understood that we really believe the time is now to bring the NBA back to Seattle. It is paramount that we do everything we can to put Seattle’s best foot forward in this process.

— Chris Hansen

 

Technically, the bid is being offered to the Maloof family, which owns the majority of the Kings. But it is really a message aimed at all of the league’s owners before they officially vote on Hansen’s relocation bid at a meeting next week in Dallas.

“While we appreciate that this is a very difficult decision for the league and owners, we hope it is understood that we really believe the time is now to bring the NBA back to Seattle,” Hansen said in a statement. “It is paramount that we do everything we can to put Seattle’s best foot forward in this process.”

A group in Sacramento led by Vivek Ranadive has bid $341 million for the Kings and secured the promise of more than $250 million in public money to keep the team and build a new arena. That puts the total value of the team at $525 million.

In a backroom deal cut just before the relocation committee vote two weeks ago, Ranadive sweetened his offer considerably when he promised to forfeit tens of millions in revenue sharing to fellow owners in the coming years.

That incentive could be worth between $15 million to $20 million per season, money other owners would not have to share under the current agreement between teams.

While it wasn’t an outright bribe, it was a direct path to the voting owners’ pockets that leveled the playing field between the bids. The Seattle group was confident it presented the better financial offer because of the larger market.

Ranadive’s offer was both unprecedented and effective as the seven members of the relocation committee all voted in his favor. It has been assumed the rest of the owners would follow that committee’s recommendation.

“We feel very confident about the position we are in right now. The NBA leadership and owners have always said that their decision would not be dictated by a bidding war,” Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson said in a statement Friday. “This was always about whether Sacramento, a community that has supported the NBA for 28 years, can put together a plan and organization to ensure the franchise can rebuild and thrive.

“The ownership group, the city, and the community have shown the NBA, without any shred of doubt, that the Sacramento Kings belong in Sacramento. I believe the NBA owners realize that there is far more to think about than just an increased bid. They know what this story means to the league. We look forward to talking with all of them again in Dallas.”

Hansen’s public counteroffer Friday also included a promise that the franchise would pay into the revenue-sharing pool each season if the team was moved to Seattle. This also constitutes a raising of the stakes because Ranadive’s offer, sources said, included a caveat that he would not pay into the system, but only that he’d not take money out of the pool established for lower-revenue teams such as the Kings.

Previously, Hansen — whose group includes billionaire Steve Ballmer — announced he wanted to go through with a purchase of the Kings even if owners blocked the move to Seattle. In that case, Hansen would be in position to re-apply to move the team if there were any hold ups in Sacramento’s arena project, which is still in the infant stages.

The Nearly Unstoppable Superbugs

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Just a few weeks ago, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CREs) nothing less than a “nightmare.” When the federal agency whose mission is to protect us from infectious diseases gets serious enough to use that word, we should all pay attention.

The statement came after the CDC released a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report in which researchers looked at CREs in the U.S. The report found two things: The presence of bacteria that are resistant to carbapenem antibiotics has grown in the last decade, and that most infections with CREs happen when people are in healthcare facilities like hospitals and clinics.

Add this news to stories about the new bird flu, H7N9, and the novel coronavirus that’s killed people in the Middle East and sickened some in Europe (sometimes dubbed “the next SARS”), and it may feel like there are meddlesome microbes everywhere you look. The real danger may be that the frequency of these warnings may numb our sensitivity to CREs, which are actually a hugely significant and complex problem. (Remember, the CDC called them a nightmare.)

 

 

So let’s break down CREs so we can understand them a bit better: “Enterobacteriaceae” may not be a household name, but you’re already familiar with some of the bacteria in the CRE family, which include Escherichia coli (E. coli)SalmonellaYersinia pestis (plague), and Klebsiella.

Enterobacteriaceae are what are called “gram-negative” bacteria. Hans Christian Gram, a 19th- century scientist, is the namesake for this bacteria classification. Through a method known as gram-staining, he discovered that some bacteria had a single cell lining; these are called “gram-positive” bacteria. Others have a double cell lining and these are the gram-negative kind. The double lining is simultaneously what can cause illness in people and also allows these bacteria to more effectively fight off the human immune system, making them the more dangerous of the two bacteria.

Many antibiotics are designed to kill bacteria by destroying a single cell lining. Carbapenems are part of the smaller class of antibiotics that was designed to fight through both linings. Carbapenems are similar to penicillins, but have a slightly different structure. Some of the antibiotics in this class are doripenem (brand name: Finipax), meropenem (brand name: Meronem or Monam), and ertapenem (brand name: Invanz).

Carbapenems are effective against a range of bacteria but are actually often seen as a “last-resort” antibiotic because of their potency; these antibiotics are unaffected by some of the mechanisms that double-cell-lining bacteria use to survive. In other words, bacteria are typically vulnerable or susceptible to carbapenem antibiotics. That said, this is a good time to remember your Antibiotics 101: The more we expose bacteria to antibiotics, the more chances the germs have to develop resistance against these same drugs. Because carbapenem drugs work against so many bacteria, the idea is to use them only when necessary to avoid the development of drug resistance.

In 2001, carbapenem antibiotics met their match. A study in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy described a Klebsiella pneumoniae infection in a North Carolina hospital that was able to fend off multiple antibiotics, including carbapenems. What the study found was the presence of an enzyme, Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-1 (or KPC, and yes, that sounds frustratingly similar to carbapenem, the name of the antibiotic) that degraded carbapenems, penicillins, andcephalosporins–in other words, all the antibiotics that the doctors threw at the infection. So while we talk about bacteria that are resistant to a drug, what’s actually causing the nightmare is an enzymethat destroys the antibiotic, rendering enterobacteriaceae drug- resistant.

The Klebsiella bacteria in that North Carolina hospital basically picked up a shield, almost as if it had “powered up.” Think of a role-play video game in which your character can collect items and skills to get stronger. If this Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria were in your game, it just picked up a super-advanced weapon and a level-10 shield.

Unfortunately, KPC isn’t the only enzyme we know of that can defeat carbapenems. In 2008, in another landmark study published in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, authors described the case of a man hospitalized in India with a not-so-uncommon urinary tract infection caused by a not-so-uncommon bacteria: Klebsiella pneumoniae. The uncommon factor was that the man’sKlebsiella was disturbingly resistant to antibiotics. And thus a new enzyme–New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase-1, or NDM-1–was discovered. In both these examples, Klebsiella pneumoniae was the resistant bacteria. However, other commonly found bacteria, such as E. coli, can produce KPC and NDM-1 enzymes and become resistant, too.

Perhaps the best-known outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in the U.S. was at a National Institutes of Health (NIH) hospital. In June 2011 a woman infected with carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae was admitted to the Clinical Center of the NIH. Despite precautionary measures taken by hospital staff, 17 other patients became sick and 11 died. Then, in 2012, there were four cases of CREs with NDM-1 enzymes reported to the CDC, two in Colorado and two in Rhode Island. There have also been reports of the enzyme in a military hospital in Afghanistan. In the Wired science blog, Superbug, Maryn McKenna reports NDM-1 even being found in a domestic cat in the U.S. CREs aren’t just happening here, either; common gram-negative bacteria with resistance to carbapenems are popping up all over the world.

So what puts someone at risk for an infection with CREs? Exposure to antibiotics and health-care facilities are the two big risk factors. A long hospital stay, catheter use, organ or stem cell transplants, and mechanical ventilation all put people at a higher risk of CRE infection. So if you steer clear of those things, you’ll be doing yourself a favor. But not everyone can do that, of course. Dr. Eli Perencevich of the University of Iowa is concerned about our lack of response to these infections and how they will negatively affect the types of surgeries and procedures we’re able to perform. In an interview with USA Today Perencevich suggests that we’re entering the “post-antibiotic era.”

It is a terrifying fact that there are so few drugs that work against CREs. Some are old and have been shelved because of their high toxicity. Then there are other of these bacteria for which we have no method of treatment. The most important thing we can do is to make sure the infection doesn’t spread. Healthcare professionals need to take extreme cautions and infected patients may even need to be isolated. In an interview with NPR Perencevich suggested that hospitals and other healthcare facilities must get better at detecting resistant bacteria; the sooner we know they’re around, the faster we can work to contain them. The CDC recommends improved communication between healthcare facilities, so if one facility detects a CRE, it should alert others. The agency also advises healthcare administrators to ask patients if they’ve received care in other facilities. And of course appropriate use of antibiotics is necessary; in short, people shouldn’t be prescribed the drugs for viruses and other ailments that antibiotics can’t treat.

If there’s one message that bears repeating, it’s that CREs, like all superbugs, should never be underestimated.

–By Anna Tomasulo

Greenhouse gas milestone; CO2 levels set record

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Worldwide levels of the chief greenhouse gas that causes global warminghave hit a milestone, reaching an amount never before encountered by humans, federal scientists said Friday.

Carbon dioxide was measured at 400 parts per million at the oldest monitoring station in Hawaii which sets the global benchmark. The last time the worldwide carbon level was probably that high was about 2 million years ago, said Pieter Tans of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

That was during the Pleistocene Era. “It was much warmer than it is today,” Tans said. “There were forests in Greenland. Sea level was higher, between 10 and 20 meters (33 to 66 feet).”

Other scientists say it may have been 10 million years ago that Earth last encountered this level of carbon dioxide.

The measurement was recorded Thursday. The number 400 has been anticipated by climate scientists and environmental activists for years as a notable indicator, in part because it’s a round number — not because any changes in man-made global warming happen by reaching it.

When measurements of this chief greenhouse gas were first taken in 1958, carbon dioxide was measured at 315. Levels are now growing about 2 parts per million per year. That’s 100 times faster than at the end of the Ice Age.

Before the Industrial Revolution, carbon dioxide levels were around 280 ppm, and they were closer to 200 during the Ice Age. There are natural ups and downs of this greenhouse gas, which comes from volcanoes and decomposing plants and animals. But that’s not what has driven current levels so high, Tans said. He said the amount should be even higher, but the world’s oceans are absorbing quite a bit, keeping it out of the air.

“What we see today is 100 percent due to human activity,” said Tans, a NOAA senior scientist. The burning of fossil fuels, such as coal for electricity and oil for gasoline, has caused the overwhelming bulk of the man-made increase in carbon in the air, scientists say.

At the end of the Ice Age it took 7,000 years for carbon dioxide levels to rise by 80 parts per million, Tans said. Because of burning of fossil fuels, such as oil and coal, carbon dioxide levels have gone up by the same amount in just 55 years.

Carbon dioxide traps heat just like in a greenhouse and most of it stays in the air for a century, some lasts for thousands of years scientists say.

The speed of the change is the big worry, said Pennsylvania State University climate scientist Michael Mann. If carbon dioxide levels go up 100 parts per million over thousands or millions of years, plants and animals can adapt. But that can’t be done at the speed it is now happening.

Last year, regional monitors briefly hit 400 ppm in the Arctic. But those monitoring stations aren’t seen as a world mark like the one at Mauna Loa, Hawaii.

Generally carbon levels peak in May then fall slightly, so the yearly average is usually a few parts per million lower than May levels.

Cristiano Ronaldo reaches 200 goals for Real Madrid with Malaga strike

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Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 200th goal for Real Madrid as Jose Mourinho’s men battered Champions League quarter-finalists Malaga 6-2.

The Portuguese forward saw a penalty saved by Willy Caballero after 22 minutes, but made amends shortly afterwards as he blasted past the Argentine goalkeeper following a short pass from Xabi Alonso and also set up further goals for Mesut Ozil and Karim Benzema.

Ronaldo has reached the landmark in just 197 games for the Spanish side and has now scored 54 goals in 53 games this season at club level.

THE TOP 10 GOALSCORERS FOR REAL MADRID


PLAYER PERIOD  GOALS
Raul Gonzalez 1994-2010 323
Alfredo Di Stefano 1953-1964 308
Santillana 1971-1988 290
Ferenc Puskas 1958-1966 242
Hugo Sanchez 1985-1992 208
Cristiano Ronaldo 2009- 200
Francisco Gento 1953-1971 182
Pirri 1964-1980 172
Emilio Butragueno 1984-1995 171
Amancio
1962-1976 155

With 200 goals, Ronaldo is sixth in the list of the club’s all-time top scorers, eight behind legendary Mexico striker Hugo Sanchez.