Friday, November 26, 2010

Indonesian Flag Football


Flag football is a version of American football that is popular worldwide. The basic rules of the game are similar to those of the NFL game, but instead of tackling players to the ground, the defensive team must remove a flag or flag belt from the ball carrier (“deflagging”) to end a down. In most organized play, players wear a belt. Flag football was designed in an effort to minimize injuries that playing tackle football could bring. That said, our league allows open hand contact between linemen as well as “bump and run” rule for defensive backs within 5 yards of the line of scrimmage. Aggressive contact is strictly prohibited by any players as well as stiff arming, blocking with arms, elbows, shoulders or any other part of the body outside of the open palms of the hand.

You have to know about this:

Practice schedule and place:

-football drills, scrimmage & iffa tourney-
hockey Field – Gelora Bung Karno
@ 7.30 – 12.00 am
(use basketball / cross trainning shoe for turf field)


-scrimmage under the lights-
(tepat di belakang gedung ISTORA senayan/click here to check out where to park)
@ 8.00 – 11.00 pm
(use cleats for grass field)

Anyone and everyone is welcome, so suit up and join the fun!

Mount Bromo erupts

Mount Bromo in East Java with the status of alert erupted at 17:40 pm, Friday, November 26, 2010. Thick black smoke mixed with ash reaching a height of 600 meters.
The Center for Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Surono said this eruption are minor and is not accompanied by booms. "Material eruption of ash that fell around the crater," said Surono.
Currently, the earthquake tremors occur continuously with the amplitude average of 15 millimeters.
According to officials at the observation post in the village monitor Ngadisari, Sikapura, Probolinggo, Subhan Ahmad, said the earthquake tremors are still happening. "Residents in the vicinity are safe," he said.
Bromo declared 'alert' since October 23, 2010 last. Lecturer Postgraduate Ten November Institute of Technology (ITS) Surabaya, and researcher at the Center for Earth and Disaster Studies, Dr Putu Artama, said Bromo characteristics different from Merapi.
"If there is an eruption, the materials of sand and ash spewed out by the range of 6 to 10 kilometer radius," said Putu.
That's different from material spewed out of Mount Merapi in the form of lava and rock, too hot clouds 'wedhus trash'.
Also, Bromo also terbentengi by the sea of sand. Topography of Mount Bromo mesh between valleys and canyons with the caldera or the sea of sand covering some 10 square kilometers. "That was a blast membayakan yellowish, because the sulfur content of many highly dangerous if inhaled human being," said Putu.


The Pacific (TV miniseries)

The Pacific is an Emmy Award winning 10-part television World War II miniseries, produced by HBO, Seven Network Australia, Sky Movies, Playtone and DreamWorks, that premiered in the United States on March 14, 2010.

The Pacific is a sister to the 2001 miniseries Band of Brothers. It focuses on the United States Marine Corps' actions in the Pacific Theater of Operations within the wider Pacific War. Whereas Band of Brothers followed one company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment through the European Theater, The Pacific centers on the experiences of three Marines (Eugene Sledge, Robert Leckie andJohn Basilone) in separate combat actions.

The Pacific was spearheaded by Bruce McKenna (co-executive producer), one of the main writers on Band of Brothers. Hugh Ambrose, the son of Band of Brothers author Stephen Ambrose, served as a project consultant.

The Pacific is based primarily on two memoirs of U.S. Marines, With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa by Eugene Sledge andHelmet for My Pillow by Robert Leckie. The miniseries tells the stories of the two authors and Marine John Basilone, as the war against the Empire of Japan rages. It also draws on Sledge's China Marine[4] and Red Blood, Black Sand, the memoir of Chuck Tatum, a Marine who fought alongside Basilone on Iwo Jima.

The miniseries features well-known battles with Japan involving the 1st Marine Division, such as Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, and Okinawa, as well as Basilone's involvement in the Battle of Iwo Jima.

Hugh Ambrose wrote the official tie-in book to the miniseries, which follows the stories of the three men featured in the miniseries as well as stories of their fellow Marines. It was published in the USA and UK in March 2010.

The Pacific was produced by Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and Gary Goetzman in association with HBO Miniseries, Playtone,Dreamworks, Seven Network and Sky Movies. Seven invested in the project for the right to broadcast it in Australia. Nine Networkhas previously broadcast the HBO productions of Band of Brothers. Nine had a broadcast deal with HBO's parent Warner Bros., but then HBO started to distribute its own productions separately.

In April 2007, the producers set up a production office in Melbourne and began casting.

Filming of the miniseries in Australia started 10 August 2007, and finished in late May 2008.

The score was written by Hans Zimmer, Geoff Zanelli and Blake Neely and was released on 9 March 2010. The miniseries premiered in the USA on 14 March 2010, on HBO.

Blogger released from Egyptian jail after four years

A blogger who endured a four-year stint in an Egyptian prison for his writings has been released, saying he was jailed for defying convention.

Abdel Kareem Nabil -- known by his blogger name, Kareem Amer -- is a self-proclaimed secularist who was convicted and imprisoned by Egypt for "spreading information disruptive of public order and damaging to the country's reputation," "incitement to hate Islam" and "defaming the president of the republic," according to a statement from the Committee to Protect Journalists.

The former law student at Cairo's Al-Azhar University is a critic of conservative Muslims and has accused his school of promoting extremist ideas, calling Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak a "dictator," it said.

Nabil was released from prison November 16.

The now famous blogger said he was jailed because he challenged tradition.
Egyptian blogger released from prison

"There are things we inherit without even thinking about them," Nabil said. "I tried to change my way of thinking.

"I tried to read what was forbidden in our house, things written by people who in my home and in religious institutions are considered infidels."

Nabil had at times been kept in solitary confinement, largely prohibited from communicating with his lawyers until late January, according to an Amnesty International statement.

His time in prison has rendered him a cause celebre among bloggers and other advocates of free expression.

But the former law student is not the only blogger to be arrested for expressing controversial views in Egypt.

In January, police detained Al-Jazeera producer Howayda Taha Matwali after her work on a documentary that examined alleged torture in Egyptian police stations, the statement said.

An Egyptian court found Matwali guilty of "harming Egypt's national interest" and "falsely depicting events," sentencing her in absentia to six months in prison, it said.

Others, like Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas, say they have faced cyber attacks from state security for years.

"There are troubles that start online," he said. Abbas blames the Egyptian government for "trying to hack your website, trying to block it, trying to disable your account by sending fake reports that you're posting inappropriate material like they did with my you-tube, with my email, with my facebook."

While the internet is among few spaces where Egyptians can express themselves freely, it is far from risk-free.

Upon his release, Nabil told reporters that police officers beat him just before he left prison, sending him off with a warning not to blog again.