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Tamparuli Sabah was known as an old town rich with cultural value and fascinating places. The town located in the middle of Tuaran District, 36KM from the main city of Kota Kinabalu, easy to be found and a lot of surprises waiting for the visitors. The visitor will be fascinated with The Extreme Para Gliding Sport, The legendary of “Bukit Perahu”, Hatob-hatob Waterfall, Hanging Bridge and The Old Suspension Bridge Made by the British in the early 50s, The one and only "The Upside House Of Borneo" and Chantek Borneo Gallery if you visit Tamparuli Sabah. ( Please read more inside this website). For local tourist who likes to travel outside Malaysia, you can e-mail to D7tours and Travel Co through Harry.george@gmail.com. For International tourist who wish to visit Sabah The Land Below The Wind, you can e-mail or call to our correspondent travel agency:

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MYTRONEXUS

New Malaysian Notes


Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) today May 23, 2011 announced that a new design series of banknotes and coins will circulate in Malaysia in early 2012.

The new banknotes will replace Malaysia current paper money.

Here below is the paper money used in Malaysia in the early 1980s. The present generation may not have seen this bill. But this is the currency used in the form grandmother, grandfather, father and our mother in the past.

During the Japanese occupation in  Malaya and Borneo World War 2, the currency used was banana leaves notes.

According to Bank Negara, the introduction of new banknotes was done on a periodic basis in each period of 12 years.

"The design of the new series of currency will contain features that are peculiar to Malaysia," the central bank said in a statement Wednesday May 23, 2011.

Series of notes, he said, has security features a more sophisticated line with recent technological advances of this bill.

The design of banknotes of the fourth series of the new banknotes are in denominations of RM1, RM5, RM10, RM20 and RM100.

Latest design RM50 notes already in circulation since December 2007 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Malaysia's Independence will continue to remain in circulation.

It also introduced a new form of coins 5 cents, 10 cents and 50 cents.

Sources: Malaysian Hollywood 2

MU Lost to Barcelona


Barcelona Beat MUFC

What a luck.... Finally Barcelona beat Manchester United 3,1 in the final of Champion League 2011

Barcelona defeated Manchester United 3-1 to win the Champions League.

Manchester United knew what was coming -- everyone did. But there was no stopping Barcelona on Saturday. This was the team that people have fallen in love with, the team that schooled Real Madrid in November with peerless passing and clinical finishing. Gone were the theatrics and petulance from El Fiasco. Lionel Messi & Co. dominated Manchester United in the Champions League final, winning 3-1 for its second title in three seasons by putting on a beautiful display of football.

In much the way the 2009 Rome final played out between these teams, Alex Ferguson's side started the game strongly for the first 10 minutes or so, before Barcelona's pressure and possession began to wear down the Red Devils until, by the second half, they were chasing shadows. It was a bit like watching a father play keep-away with his young son and buddies, as there were stretches of time when United couldn't get so much as a sniff of the ball.

This wasn't an embarrassing loss, mind you, but the crowning achievement for the best club in world football. Greatest of all time? That debate will continue to rage, but Pep Guardiola's side did its best to make the case Saturday that it belongs in the pantheon, a team that mesmerizes you into a hypnotic state -- triangles and slide-rule passes -- before tearing you a new one.

It was a nightmare scenario for United when Barcelona scored first in the 27th minute. After over 20 minutes of sustained pressure, Xavi was able to exploit acres of space between United's midfield and backline and get the ball to Pedro, who coolly passed the ball into the back of the net. It was finishing at its best and most beautiful, at once methodical and creative. Xavi loves to talk about how his game is built around finding space, and United gave him too much of it.

Xavi was (as usual) a marvel to watch, his head spinning left and right, his body pivoting around the ball like a turret, as he searched to exploit the tiny holes in United defense.

The Red Devils were able to make a game of it, however. Against the run of play, Wayne Rooney was able to get the ball in the danger area. He passed it to Ryan Giggs, who laid it back to Rooney on a silver platter. He hammered home the equalizer in the 34th, which is how things remained going into halftime.

You might have thought that the break would have given the United players a breather, a chance to recharge their engines. But this is how Barcelona beats you, extracting every last ounce of energy right from the get-go until you've got little left to give. And so it was that while Barcelona had the better of United in the first half, it thoroughly tore Ferguson's men apart in the second half. Weary legs and perhaps weary minds, United players lost a zip in their step and failed to close down both Messi and David Villa, who put two more goals on the board.

Take nothing away from either of those two shots, but United should have done better. Much better. In the 54th minute, Andres Iniesta stood over the ball outside the penalty box, while the man marking him, Michael Carrick, made no attempt to close him down. Iniesta easily got the ball to Messi, who -- as he so often does -- moved into the center of the pitch and unleashed a corker. Both Patrice Evra and Park Ji-Sung were caught ball watching as the best player on the planet continued to burnish his resume.

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Barcelona continued to tease and torment Manchester United. In the 70th minute, Messi made a brilliant now-you-see-me-now-you-don't run, skinning Nani (who had just come on in place of Fabio) before laying off the ball to Sergio Busquets, who in turn found Villa in space on the edge of the penalty box. It was a terrific finish in the right corner, but with no one challenging the Spaniard, you'd expect nothing less than the sight of the ball being buried into the back of the net.

It was a testament to Barca's brilliance that they took United out of its game. Antonio Valencia wasn't able to make any of his blazing runs down the right, reduced to spending the bulk of his time breaking up plays instead of creating them. Persistent fouling finally earned him a yellow card in the 79th minute. Rooney did his best to take control of the game, but he never had enough of the ball to do much with it. That was the story for pretty much all of United's players.

What could United have done differently? Not much. In the training days leading up to the game, Nani had been playing the role of Messi, with his teammates taking turns trying to shut him down. They knew what was coming. Problem is, there is only one Lionel Messi. And there is only one Barcelona -- the Dream Team for a new generation.

Sources: ESPN
Picture By: CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty ImagesBarcelona Beat MUFC

What a luck.... Finally Barcelona beat Manchester United 3,1 in the final of Champion League

Barcelona defeated Manchester United 3-1 to win the Champions League.

Manchester United knew what was coming -- everyone did. But there was no stopping Barcelona on Saturday. This was the team that people have fallen in love with, the team that schooled Real Madrid in November with peerless passing and clinical finishing. Gone were the theatrics and petulance from El Fiasco. Lionel Messi & Co. dominated Manchester United in the Champions League final, winning 3-1 for its second title in three seasons by putting on a beautiful display of football.

In much the way the 2009 Rome final played out between these teams, Alex Ferguson's side started the game strongly for the first 10 minutes or so, before Barcelona's pressure and possession began to wear down the Red Devils until, by the second half, they were chasing shadows. It was a bit like watching a father play keep-away with his young son and buddies, as there were stretches of time when United couldn't get so much as a sniff of the ball.

This wasn't an embarrassing loss, mind you, but the crowning achievement for the best club in world football. Greatest of all time? That debate will continue to rage, but Pep Guardiola's side did its best to make the case Saturday that it belongs in the pantheon, a team that mesmerizes you into a hypnotic state -- triangles and slide-rule passes -- before tearing you a new one.

It was a nightmare scenario for United when Barcelona scored first in the 27th minute. After over 20 minutes of sustained pressure, Xavi was able to exploit acres of space between United's midfield and backline and get the ball to Pedro, who coolly passed the ball into the back of the net. It was finishing at its best and most beautiful, at once methodical and creative. Xavi loves to talk about how his game is built around finding space, and United gave him too much of it.

Xavi was (as usual) a marvel to watch, his head spinning left and right, his body pivoting around the ball like a turret, as he searched to exploit the tiny holes in United defense.

The Red Devils were able to make a game of it, however. Against the run of play, Wayne Rooney was able to get the ball in the danger area. He passed it to Ryan Giggs, who laid it back to Rooney on a silver platter. He hammered home the equalizer in the 34th, which is how things remained going into halftime.

You might have thought that the break would have given the United players a breather, a chance to recharge their engines. But this is how Barcelona beats you, extracting every last ounce of energy right from the get-go until you've got little left to give. And so it was that while Barcelona had the better of United in the first half, it thoroughly tore Ferguson's men apart in the second half. Weary legs and perhaps weary minds, United players lost a zip in their step and failed to close down both Messi and David Villa, who put two more goals on the board.

Take nothing away from either of those two shots, but United should have done better. Much better. In the 54th minute, Andres Iniesta stood over the ball outside the penalty box, while the man marking him, Michael Carrick, made no attempt to close him down. Iniesta easily got the ball to Messi, who -- as he so often does -- moved into the center of the pitch and unleashed a corker. Both Patrice Evra and Park Ji-Sung were caught ball watching as the best player on the planet continued to burnish his resume.

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Barcelona continued to tease and torment Manchester United. In the 70th minute, Messi made a brilliant now-you-see-me-now-you-don't run, skinning Nani (who had just come on in place of Fabio) before laying off the ball to Sergio Busquets, who in turn found Villa in space on the edge of the penalty box. It was a terrific finish in the right corner, but with no one challenging the Spaniard, you'd expect nothing less than the sight of the ball being buried into the back of the net.

It was a testament to Barca's brilliance that they took United out of its game. Antonio Valencia wasn't able to make any of his blazing runs down the right, reduced to spending the bulk of his time breaking up plays instead of creating them. Persistent fouling finally earned him a yellow card in the 79th minute. Rooney did his best to take control of the game, but he never had enough of the ball to do much with it. That was the story for pretty much all of United's players.

What could United have done differently? Not much. In the training days leading up to the game, Nani had been playing the role of Messi, with his teammates taking turns trying to shut him down. They knew what was coming. Problem is, there is only one Lionel Messi. And there is only one Barcelona -- the Dream Team for a new generation.

Sources: ESPN
Picture By: CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images

Teacher In Sabah


Avoid teacher transfers

The relatively poor academic achievement in the State is due to peninsula teachers being transferred to Sabah in huge numbers annually and then leaving the State when their time is up.

"More than 20 per cent of teachers are from outside the State," State Education Director, Datuk Dr Muhiddin Yusin, said, adding that about 700 to 1,000 teachers choose to be posted to their own State after completing their contracts here.

"Newly recruited teachers are normally those without experience.

Hence, the importance of keeping teachers with experience," he said.

One step that has been suggested to remedy the situation was for priority to be given to locals in the recruitment of teachers for Sabah, Muhiddin told reporters after attending the State Teacher's Day celebrations here.

"The proposal had a positive reaction from the Ministry during the recent Open Registration for Teachers, especially from interior such as Bangi Island, Tenom and Telupid.

"They have since carried out interviews in rural areas of Sabah to find suitable candidates to be trained as teachers," he said.

Speaking after launching the Teachers Day Celebration here, Thursday, he said about 20 teachers were issued with show cause letters for abseentism.

Stern action would be taken against those caught involved in other endeavours without prior permission from the school, Muhiddin said.

He acknowledged the increased passing rate in the UPSR, PMR, SPM and STPM in 2010.

For SPM, those scoring A were 152 compared to 95 in 2009. Sabah, for the first time achieved a passing rate of 94.87 per cent in 2010 compared to 92.54 per cent in 2009 in the SPM national level.

Arjunan A/L Selvamani (SM Sung Siew, Sandakan) received the Best Student Award 2010 national level.

While Syivero Patrick (SMK Kota Marudu) received the Best Student STPM 2010 national level in the rural category.

Story By: Harry George
Sources From: Ministary Of Education
Picture: Google Image

Kuala Penyu, Pesta Kaamatan 2012


Kuala Penyu to host State-level Pesta Kaamatan next year

Next year Kuala Penyu will be hosting the opening of State-Level Pesta Kaamatan State announced by the Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan. I was been to Kuala Penyu many times and I think it was good decision made by Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan. The facinating view of Kuala Penyu will attract more local and foregin tourist to come and celebrate the so call "Harvest Festival" Good news for the travelers they can went to Labuan directly from Kuala Penyu. Visit Sabah 2012.





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Kuala Penyu: The Kuala Penyu district has been selected to be the host for the State-level Pesta Kaamatan (harvest festival) in Sabah next year.

Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan announced this when opening the Pesta Kaamatan for the Kuala Penyu district at Dewan Syahbandar Makang, near here, Monday.

Pairin, who is the Chairman of the State-level Pesta Kaamatan organising committee, said Kuala Penyu was selected based on requests by the communities and leaders in the district who had been pressing the State Government to be given a chance to host the annual festival.

He said the opportunity to host the festival would also give a chance to the Bisaya and Tatana communities, who form the majority in the district, to showcase their unique cultures.

Stroy By: Harry george
Sources: Daily Express
Picture: Goole Image.

Karaoke Way To Promote Sabah Culture


Tourism, Culture and the Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said the production of Sabahan Karaoke MTV VCDs was one way to promote the unique culture of Sabah and enrich the creative works of the State.

He said this in a speech read out by his Assistant Minister, Datuk Bolkiah Ismail, during the launching of the Sri Bayu Karaoke MTV produced by Online Productions and featuring local singers Clarice John Matha, Meeda Hamzani, Lydia Kalidin and Rozza Rothman, here, Monday.

"The songs, dances, locations, legends, language and voice quality featured in an MTV Karaoke also represent the culturalisation of a race and can be made into a platform to help present the beauty and richness of our local culture and entertainment arts to the outside world," said Masidi.

He said the production of the local MTV Karaoke will also be a valuable addition to efforts to encourage the younger generation to understand and appreciate Sabah's unique local arts and culture.

"As such, I ask all arts and culture enthusiasts in the State to follow the initiative and steps taken by Online Productions and BestaBorneo Sdn Bhd to produce local creative works.

"The production of creative works should not be based on commercial values and profit only but should be seen also from the standpoint of contributions to the development and branding of our culture," he said.

Masidi said any effort to do so by arts and culture enthusiasts in the State is sure to receive the support of his Ministry.

In another development Bolkiah said the Government will not hesitate to take action against travel agencies which do not provide separate accommodations for male and female tourist guides and force tourist guides of different genders to share rooms.

"It is immoral for them to do so and the Government will not hesitate to take action including suspending or revoking their licences," he said.

He was commenting on the reports in the national and Chinese media highlighting a recent case where a tour guide in the peninsula claimed that a tour bus driver who shared a room with her had sexually assaulted her.

The Tourism Ministry had made a ruling in 2009 that requires men and women guides to stay separately during tours following complaints of the practice in the industry where tour guides of different genders were forced to share rooms.

Also present at the ceremony was Sabah Cultural Board Chairman Datuk Wences Angang and BestaBorneo Managing Director Osman Rijan.

Adapted From: Daily Express
Date: 24/05/2011
Images: Google Images

Ceiling prices on 13 items during Kaamatan


TAMPARULI: Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade, Consumerism and Co-operatives Dato' Tan Lian Hoe said ceiling prices will be enforced on 13 controlled items during the Kaamatan Festival.

The wholesale and retail items will be come under the Festive Season Price Control Scheme (FSPCS) across the State and also in Labuan for seven days beginning on May 25.

"It is the first time this scheme will be carried out under the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act, which came into force on April 1 this year," Tan said after witnessing a MoU signing between the Ministry, Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia and Sabah Law Association (SLA) at the Tun Hamdan Hall here, Monday.

"The Ministry set the prices in accordance to price monitoring conducted state-wide and in Labuan from January to April this year," she said.

Tan added that feedback from the Federal and State government agencies helped with setting the ceiling price for the items.

"Traders are encouraged to sell at a lower price than the ceiling price if they obtained the items at a lower price," Tan said.

The law states that traders should sell their wares for no more than the maximum price set by the Government and pink-labelled price tags should be placed on the controlled items to differentiate them from other items.

"Extreme action will be taken on those who fail to abide by the rules of the scheme," she said.

Under the Act, companies are subject to a compound of not more than RM500,000 and individuals are subject to a compound of not more than RM100,000 or a jail term of not more than three years or both, if they fail to follow the rules, Tan said.

"The ministry will continue with its efforts to protect the consumers from profiteering by unethical traders during the festive season and enforcement officers will be placed in popular locations such as the central market to monitor and conduct inspections on traders," she said.

Tan explained that the Ministry has distributed information on the ceiling prices to traders and the public.

"This scheme is to ensure consumers will be able to obtain these items during the festive season at a reasonable price and to prevent an excessive increase in prices," she said.

Consumers can file complaints by sending an e-mail to the Ministry at e-aduan@kpdnkk.gov.my, or contact the toll-free line at 1-800-886-800 or visit any of the Ministry's offices across the State and Labuan.

The list of controlled items are, live chicken , standard chicken, super chicken, chicken wing, local beef, local buffalo meat, imported buffalo meat (India), imported bone-in mutton, Grade A chicken eggs, Grade B chicken eggs, Grade C chicken eggs, pork (belly) and pork (lean and fat).

Earlier, Tan said, since the establishment of the Consumer Claims Tribunal in 1999 until May 18 this year, 97.86pc of cases have been solved nationwide.

"In Sabah alone, 2,765 cases from 2,784 filed cases have been solved, which amounts to 99.31pc of cases solved," she said.

Adapted From: Daily Express
Date: 24/05/2011

Happy Teacher Day

Happy Teacher Day

To all my fellow friends Teacher from Tamparuli Sabah, Happy Teacher Day 2011. Keep Up The Good Works and GBU All.... From Tamparuli Sabah Admin.


Teachers' Day 2011 

Each year, the educators will celebrate Teachers' Day celebration on 16 May At this year's Teachers' Day would be celebrated even more preformance in the past 2 months, the teachers know the theme Generator for Transforming of Education In Malaysia.

If viewed in this theme is smooth, then see clearly that teachers increasingly challenging task. Because the engine of transformation (change) education, educators should bear all the education plan has been designed by the government. In other words, any plan that has been planned by the government as policy makers have done so perfectly for what is implied in the Teachers' Day theme this year is achievable.

Exercise KSSR, FIES and MBMMBI should mold set by the government for the desired transformation of education can be achieved. Similarly, the use of IT (information technology) and ICT (information and communication technologies), educators must master for the objective of transforming Malaysian education to be achieved.

In this case, self-esteem should be higher for the teachers to the rhythm that is designed by the government in education.

But in this case (the transformation of education), I believe the teacher was already prepared.

Article: Harry George
Credit: Lamanwebinfo.com
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KDM College


Association calls for the setting up of KDM College
Kota Marudu: Newly-appointed President of Sabah Kadazandusun Murut Welfare and Education Association (Pekadin), Newmond Tibin, proposed the setting up of "KDM College" to project the role of the community, particularly in the area of education as Malaysia moves towards a developed country by 2020.

He said it would be an avenue for KDM students and other Bumiputera students who failed to get into institutions of higher learning to acquire skills.

Newmond said this was also in line with the Education NKRA, under the Government Transformation Programme (GTP), aimed at improving students' performance in schools in addition to providing them with access to better quality education.

"Nothing is impossible...we have to start somewhere in order to make this proposal a reality. Perhaps we can start with a small KDM college before embarking on a bigger enrolment.

"The KDM community through this proposed college should be part and parcel of the institutions of higher learning to spearhead the advancement of education development or human capital development in the country," he said in his remarks at the launching of Pekadin and the handing-over of a computer set donated by Pekadin to SK Damai, near here.

Pekadin Advisor, Latif Kandok, launched the newly registered association and later handed over the computer to the SK Damai headmaster.

In this respect, Newmond urged the Kadazandusun Chamber of Commerce and Industry and political parties such as Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS), United Pasok Momogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (Upko) and Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS) to ponder and explore the possibility of initiating the establishment of the KDM college.

Citing Wawasan Open University (initiated by Gerakan), Tunku Abdul Rahman College (MCA) and the proposed Umno College as an example, he said the proposed KDM College was appropriate and timely as the community moved forward for a better future through education.

The proposed KDM college is also hoped to complement Government's effort in nation building through the training of much needed skilled manpower, he said.

Meanwhile, Latif, praised Pekadin committee members for their efforts to form the association, among others, aimed at helping to protect and safeguard the interests of the Kadazandusun and Murut community with regard to the welfare and education in Sabah.

He hoped Pekadin would be able to draw up programmes to achieve its desired aims, especially in the education arena.

The association, which was formed to complement the efforts by the Kadazandusun Cultural Association (KDCA) led by Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan, is open to the Dusuns, Kadazans, Muruts, Rungus or related ethnic groups in the state.

Latif also announced the Pekadin's office bearers for 2011-2012, who apart from Newmond also include Nailin Gabintal (deputy president), Edward Binbang, Luis Lidong, Labidah Eulit (vice presidents), Etam Salunda (secretary), Zainal Kuminding (treasurer), Timah Dusip (information chief) and committee members - Simon Lohud, Simon Malubi, Jowo B. Makandung, Merriel Melancolico, Norazmi Zainal and Zubair Bin Abdullah.

Adapted From: Daily Express News Paper
Picture: Daily Express

Writing Article Review

How to Write a Review Essay

Always plan what to write before writing.
A review refers to a critical analysis of a place, a book, an article, a movie an event or an object. In a review the author seeks to pass her evaluation concerning the item under review. The review can be written as part of school coursework or a newspaper article. For whichever reason the review is being written, there are general guidelines that can be followed when writing a review.

Difficulty:
Moderately Challenging
Instructions

Read, the article to be reviewed. As you read the article, have a pen and notebook to jot down your thoughts. Ask yourself some questions that will act as the base for your review. According to the Writing Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, some of the questions that you can ask yourself are: What is the idea behind the book or article? Does the content compare with the topic of the article? Does the author give evidence for his argument? Consider the author, what is her authority in the matter?

Develop a thesis for your review. This is the main idea of the review. In thesis development, consider the desired end result. Are the readers more interested in the article author's work or is it a quest for your opinion?

Start with an introduction that gives a background to the work. Give the title of the article, the author and the date of its publication. Also include the context you are using to write your review. For instance, you may review an article on immigration policies in America in relation to the war on terrorism or the socio-economic status of the immigrants' home countries.

Write a short summary of the content of the article under review. Give a brief description of the article. The length of the summary is mainly dictated upon by the whole length of the essay. As a general guideline the summary should not take more than half the length of the paper. Jim Robinson, a mentor at the Empire State College in New York, said you should ideally divide your essay into three parts the summary, interpretation and a conclusion. Get the main points of the article and put them in this section.

Detail your reaction to the article. Divide this part into paragraphs that deal with different aspects. The Writing Center says that you do not have to follow a chronological order of the aspects as they occur in the item under review. You can give comparison to other similar literature. Avoid including quotations. When you quote ensure that you reference the page of the quote.

Write the conclusion which is an inclusion of the summary and the evaluation. Robinson said that you should show a brief comparison between the author's work and your interpretation of it. Do not include any new evidence. Summarize the article's strengths and weaknesses.

How to Write Academic Literature Reviews
By Jennifer L. Potts, eHow Contributor updated: April 27, 2011

Sample Of Article Review

Article: Teaching Grammar with Fun Learning Games

Teaching English grammar can be hard going - for the teacher and the students. It doesn't have to be difficult or painful, however. You can teach English grammar using fun learning games and before you know it your students will be more than willing. How does it work? You ask. Well, there has been a movement away from the traditional methods of teaching English grammar through writing, rewriting and worksheets to using a more active approach through games. Researchers have also begun to look at how and why these new methods work.

Four sound reasons to teach grammar with games

1. Arif Saricoban and Esen Metin, authors of "Songs, Verse and Games for Teaching Grammar" explain how and why games work for teaching grammar in an ESL classroom. They say, "Games and problem-solving activities, which are task-based and have a purpose beyond the production of correct speech, are the examples of the most preferable communicative activities." They go on to explain that grammar games help children not only gain knowledge but be able to apply and use that learning.

2. Additionally, games have the advantage of allowing the students to "practice and internalize vocabulary, grammar and structures extensively." They can do this because students are often more motivated to play games than they are to do desk work. Plus, during the game, the students are focused on the activity and end up absorbing the language subconsciously. One can also add that fun learning games usually contain repetition, which allows the language to stick.

3. While games are motivating for the students, probably the best reason, according to Saricoban and Metin, to use games is that "the use of such activities both increases the cooperation and competition in the classroom." One can use games to add excitement through competition or games which create bonding among students and teacher.

4. Aydan Ersoz, author of "Six Games for the ESL/EFL Classroom" also explains more reasons why games do work for teaching grammar. Learning a language requires constant effort and that can be tiring. Ersoz says games can counter this as because:
* Games that are amusing and challenging are highly motivating.
* Games allow meaningful use of the language in context.

Children are more motivated to learn grammar with games

The theory of intrinsic motivation also gives some insight as to why teaching grammar through games actually works. Intrinsic motivation refers to the internal factors that encourage us to do something. Most young learners will not internally decide that they want to learn grammar. They don't yet understand the concepts of why it's important to know proper grammar, so these external factors won't affect them much either. Instead, intrinsic motivation can lead encourage them to play games. If these games are good then they will be learning while they are playing.

Using some movement is crucial because movement helps activate the students' mental capacities and stimulate neural networks, thus promoting learning and retention. If you have a large class with no space you still have options. Children can stand up, sit down, move various body parts and pass things around to each other. Movement does not only mean children tearing around the playground.

What Kinds of Games Work Best?

When you are looking for games to use in your classroom, don't just pick something to be a "time filler" which does not have a definite linguistic outcome. These games may entertain the students, but when you don't have much time with them each day as it is, you want your game to do double duty to get the most out of the time you spend playing games.

Have a clear linguistic outcome for each game. The game can be a listening game to allow the students to repeatedly hear a new grammatical structure in use, or it can be a speaking game to allow practice of the grammar once it has been absorbed through listening beforehand. There are degrees of difficulty with speaking games from basic repetition in a fun context to more creative sentence creation for revision or more advanced practice once the basics have been mastered. The teacher should lead the children through this progression so that the game at hand is always well within the grasp of the students. This makes games fun rather than laborious. It is a mistake to play a speaking game immediately after the new grammar has been presented. Ideally reading, spelling and writing games come after the new grammar has been absorbed and the students can use it orally.

Another thing to watch out for with grammar games is that a maximum of students are involved simultaneously. If you have thirty children you want to avoid a game where only one child is speaking at a time. What are the other twenty-nine children supposed to do in the meantime other than get bored? On the other end of the scale however are games that cause chaos in class and make teachers unpopular with colleagues because of high noise levels. A variety of suitable games are available for you to try free in the resource box below the article.

Now you can stop the eye-rolling and complaining from your students when you even THINK about teaching them a grammar lesson, and have some productive fun. Article from http://www.english-4kids.com/articles/teachgrammar.html.

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Article Review: Teaching Grammar with Fun Learning Games.

English grammar is one of the important subjects for teaching English. The traditional methods of teaching grammar such as writing, listening, reading and speaking is still applicable and useful but the new methods of using games as the tool of English teaching lesson for grammar is very useful for the teacher to achieve their objective while the student can learn more than before. Teaching English grammar with game is an active approach that can deliver the objective more to the student and the researchers is currently analyzing how and why this new method work. The article is adapted from Shelly Vernon website title of teaching English with games. Publish at http://www.english-4kids.com/articles/teachgrammar.html. 

The article is about teaching grammar with fun learning games whereby it was a new method of teaching used by teacher in America nowadays. The traditional methods of teaching English grammar such as writing and rewriting are being moved slowly to let the new methods of teaching grammar with games being adapted as new skill of teaching English grammar for young students.  In the article the author give the four reasons why these methods really work, evidence, arguments and suggestion to support her idea. Firstly we look at the author four reasons why teaching English with games really work. Games and problem solving is the most important way of communicative activity that can deliver the student to gain knowledge, apply it and use the learning iven. This statement is from Arif Saricoban and Esen Metin the author of “Songs, Verse and Games for Teaching Grammar. It explains how and why games work for teaching grammar in ESL classroom. 

The second reason is games can allow the student to practice and internalize vocabulary, games and structure extensively. Student is more motivated to play games compare with desk work. The student will focus on the games activity and ends up with absorbing the language subconsciously. The repetition of games can allow the language to stick as the ends result. The uses of such activities both increase the cooperation and competition in the classroom. Using games can add excitement through competition or games that create bonding among teacher and student. This is the third reason why games is important in teaching English grammar stated by Arif Saricoban and Esen Metin. According to Aydan Ersoz, author of “Six Games for the ESL/EFL Classroom” learning a language requires constant effort that really tiring for the teacher and student can be solved by using games as the tool of teaching. To support this Aydan stated that, games are amusing and challenging are highly motivating. Games also allow meaningful use of language in context. This evidence support the teaching of grammar with fun learning games and was the fourth reason why this method is really useful to teach English grammar with fun learning games.

The author of the article supports her reason by giving strong evidence to support her main idea. She profess that “Children are more motivate to learn grammar with games”. The theory of intrinsic motivation which indicates the internal factors that encourage us to do something is can be apply through learning grammar with fun games. The student may not internally like to study grammar because they did not know the important of learning this lesson but if the learning is support with good game, they may learn while they are playing. In the games, movement should be included because of it can helps to activate the students’ mental capacities and stimulate neural networks, thus promoting learning and retention.  The author also said that, if you had large class with no space you still have option. Movements does not only mean children learning around the play ground but the children can stand up, sit down, move various body parts and pass thing around each other. 

The article also stated that the suggestion made by the author. Her suggestion is “what kinds of games work best” and clearly explains on her article. The choosing of games is not just “time filler” but must consist of linguistic outcome. These games may take more time to spend and you will not have enough time while your student playing the games.  Every game must have linguistic outcome. The games can be listening which allow the student to repeatedly hear a new grammatical structure in use, or it can be a speaking game to allow practice of the grammar once it has been observed through listening beforehand. There are degrees of difficulty with speaking games from basic repetition in a fun context to more creative sentence creation for revision or more advanced practice once the basics have been mastered. The teacher should lead the children through this progression so that the game at hand is always well within the grasp of the students. The games must be fun not tiring the student. The author also said that, it is a mistake to play a speaking game immediately after the new grammar has been presented. Ideally reading, spelling and writing games come after the new grammar is absorbed and the students can use it orally. The maximum number of the student also needs to be considering before playing any games. Although learning grammar with fun games is really useful but it will make the teacher unpopular among his or her colleagues because of the high noise level during the lesson conducted.

As for the conclusion, learning grammar with is effective when putting games as the mechanism tools for teaching English grammar in school. Although it can boost up the student knowledge but the traditional methods of teaching grammar is still applicable. Reading, speaking, writing and listening is still widely use around the world nowadays. I’m perfectly sure that this new methods of teaching grammar can slowly be adaptable and replace the traditional method of teaching grammar. As an educational practitioner, all types of method of teaching grammar can be use as long as it can deliver the lesson objective and goals. A teacher should implement different types of methods everyday so that the student may not get bored with lesson given by the teacher. Teacher endure a lot of responsibility to full fill the requirement for the society and the government to create good human being and we as the citizen of Malaysia will continuing helping them.

Originally review by:
Harry George KPLI (SR) BI/SN/MO 1
16 May 2011.    


Making Money through You Tube!!

6 Ways to Make Money Using YouTube

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YouTube is probably one of the most popular services online. But, how do you incorporate its use in helping you to make money online?

1. Add Premium Partners’ Videos on Your Blog or Site. If you have an Adsense account, log in and get the code for ‘video units’. You can create a YouTube Video Player and customise it according to various categories, key words, and content providers.
2. Run affiliate ads on YouTube videos. Chris on Making Money Scoop has some tips on how to do this using various tools.
3. Provide regular quality video content. Perhaps, you can become a ‘premium’ publisher and Google will split ad revenues with you.
4. Start a video blog or site that features various YouTube content. These blogs and sites can be anything from cute animal videos to craft tutorials. Then, run relevant ads and affiliate programmes on your blog or site.
5. Accept direct ads on your YouTube content. If you upload your own videos on a regular basis and you have a decent following, you might want to accept ads on your videos.
6. Enrich your sales using YouTube videos. If you sell an item on an online shop and you are able to compliment your listings with YouTube videos, then it will be useful. Also, you can link to your sales page on your YouTube. This might help bring video viewers to visit your sales page.
So, do you use YouTube at all in your online business? Can you think of other ways to use YouTube videos to help you to make money online?

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YouTubeThis isn’t a new method at all, but I’ve only found time recently to try it out myself. YouTube.com is the #2 website on the entire internet, recently passing Google as far as traffic goes. This is a great opportunity for you to make some money quickly and easily.
Here’s a quick guide on how to leverage the power of YouTube to cash in.
  1. Download a popular music video or viral video with YouTube Catcher (FREE) and save it in FLV format.
  2. Convert FLV video to MPEG using SUPER software (FREE).
  3. Add watermarks to your videos with your website address on it promoting your affiliate offer using VirtualdubMOD (FREE). Read this tutorial on how to watermark your videos using this software.
  4. Cash the checks and repeat!
Here’s a run down of how I personally do this in proper order (to make it easy and understandable for you)…
  • Download YouTube video and save it in FLV format
  • Convert FLV to MPEG (using SUPER)
  • Create watermark bitmap image in Photoshop (read the tutorial mentioned above)
  • Import MPEG to VirtualDubMOD, add BMP image to video
  • Export and save video as an AVI
  • Convert AVI to MPEG in SUPER
The watermark image should simply be text promoting your affiliate offer. I’ve had the most success promoting PPL (pay-per-lead) offers, such as ringtones, or e-mail submits. Make sure you hide your affiliate URL using a redirection service, such as TinyURL.com. It will make it easier for your viewers to remember the URL as well. If you don’t already belong to an affiliate network, check out my Money Making guide.
Upload the video to YouTube with a descriptive title of the video. In the description field, enter the URL you just created and some text describing your offer. Example: “Get a FREE Ringtone of this music video!”
It’s important to always follow the terms and conditions of each affiliate offer you’re promoting. Some offers restrict you from using the words, “free”, “best”, “guaranteed” etc. when promoting them. Check to make sure you aren’t violating any of these terms. It’s also best to use YouTube videos that are royalty free. Ignoring these rules and uploading a copyrighted video may get your video removed from YouTube and your account deleted. Your affiliate network account may also be terminated if a viewer reports you for promoting an offer in conjunction with a copyright violation. Play by the rules and you won’t have any problems. Your cash flow also won’t be cut off. :mrgreen:
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Reports

How to write Simple Reports


This is how to write a simple report for school. For a more complex report, read How to Write a Term Paper. This article refers to a simple report, mostly for middle school students and some high school students as well. You may also need to write an introductory page.













Steps:

Prepare an outline. Write an outline on what you would like to achieve on a sheet of paper. There should be at least:




An introduction.
Title.
Subtitles.
Paragraph structure.
Different fonts.
Pictures, Diagrams
Captions.
Labels.
Charts, Lists.
Bibliography.
Brackets.

Middle or body section with headings, detailing your research, ideas and discussion. Keep this at about 3 to 5 different topics at the most.

A summary and/or conclusion. (Where do we get our ideas from?)
Text books.
Reputable Websites.
Library.
Dictionary. Encyclopedia (also a website)
Videos, Documentaries.

Where should we start? What does a report look like?

Title.
Subtitles.
Paragraph structure.
Different fonts.
Pictures, Diagrams
Captions.
Labels.
Charts, Lists.
Bibliography.
Brackets. (These things)
Brainstorming.
Writing notes. (REALLY important ideas.)
Research. (Diagrams, notes, charts etc.)
Graphic Organizer.

Arguments about the topic to reach your final point of view.

Research the topic. Get references/information relating to the specific question in hand, to back any points or arguments you want to make. Look online, in encyclopedias, and at the library. Print out or photo copy pages of information and highlight pertinent stuff.

4Add a bibliography. Write or type your bibliography (a listing of your report sources) on a piece of paper or if you have a bibliographic page, write it down on that.

5Write a rough draft. Proofread it and mark your errors clearly. Errors are not only spelling and grammar but also jumbled ideas and missing points.

6Rewrite your report. Add pictures if you would like to or if it enhances the look. Use colored print if it is appropriate for the report.
7Print and check for final errors. Bind the report if it is appropriate, or place in a folder.

Tips

You may need more than two note cards for your research: One for the books and one for the internet.
To catch errors in your typing easily, read the paper to yourself aloud at home before turning it in and have family members or friends proofread it.

Ask someone to proofread your paper and offer constructive criticism.
Be sure to rely on more than one source for your information.

When using information from the internet, make sure it comes from a reputable source. Look on the page and make sure you know who wrote the information and why they are providing it.
While writing, assume that your reader knows little to nothing about the subject. Add details and definitions to topics in the paper.

If writing a report over 2 pages long, just start! If you don't get distracted, you'll be done before you can even realize it!

A very important thing is: Don't get distracted!! Keep your mind on the goal and you will have a good report.

Make sure your info is true. If something doesn't sound quite right, research it!
editWarnings

Don't delay your research until the last minute. Report creation takes longer than you might think, especially when you start fiddling with color, photos, borders, headings etc and that's only after the information has been written up properly!

Do not start fiddling with color, photos, borders, headings etc. until the information has been written up properly. If you do, a lot of time can disappear and you will not have time left to write a good report.

Do not take someone's information for your own. This is plagiarizing!
You should list the site references the way the site asks people to.
Do not follow this outline for all report types. Many reports have different acceptable styles.

Things You'll Need

Books and other research sources.
Note cards

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May 5, 2011 by Oscuro1987

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Top 3 Unduk Ngadau From Tuaran


State Level Unduk Ngadau Representating Tuaran District 


Paste Picture for Top 3 contestant for Unduk Ngadau Tuaran 2011. This three contestant will be competing the Unduk Ngadau State Level on 30th and 31st May 2011 at KDCA Penampang Kota Kinabalu. Good Luck to you all.

The Winner For Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan 2011 Held At Dewan Tun Hamdan Tamparuli Sabah today..1st May 2011.

Caroline Anthony (No.1 Miss Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan Tuaran)
Jovenea Jim Lajim (No. 2 Miss Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan Tamparuli)
Lydiana Denno (No. 3)
Gurjith K.S Gonsilou (No.4)
Nillsey Debbie Sening (No.5)

Congratulation to all the winners...........Cheers!!!

Jovenia Jim Lajim ( Unduk Ngadau Tamparuli )






Arrangement By: Harry George
Picture By: Melvin Jr John Baptist's Photos - UN Kaamatan 2011 Peringkat Daerah Tuaran (Amateur Photography)
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