Minggu, 01 Desember 2013
Sabtu, 27 Oktober 2012
Posted by: Intan NuriantiBerbagi Ilmu, Updated at: 23.20
For the duration of the American Civil War, various battle items ended up ordered to dress in customized lapel pins to distinguish their models. This was a visible clue to aid the army keep organized as properly as advertising solidarity among them. They became quite well-known throughout this era and nevertheless are nowadays. You can nonetheless locate them and they are an superb collectible product for keepsakes and family members tradition.
The cause for carrying lapel needles transformed in the course of Globe Conflict I and II. They were provided to distinguished folks to present their exemplary services. They were produced of ribbons and bars. They can be merely die-cast steel or full of coloration. This use is still in apply nowadays. They have turn into a highly valued and a collectible merchandise.
These days, lapel pins offered for the duration of the conflict occasions holds great personal benefit to the families of soldiers awarded these services awards. They are cherished by generations of their household and maintain a historical worth to them, passing them down to younger family members members to get them interested in historical past and family members genealogy. They are also a very collectible piece for collectors of battle background.
Custom made lapel needles today are also employed in fraternities and sororities to differentiate diverse groups at their events and meetings. They are also used by businesses, organizations, authorities agencies and authorities providers.
Posted by: Intan NuriantiBerbagi Ilmu, Updated at: 23.05
We're so accustomed to seeing the beautiful red, white and blue flowing image of our grand old flag, yet many of us have forgotten what in the world the stars and stripes stand for. If you have a youngster handy, they just might be able to educate you, but lacking an available child, here is a short primer on the meaning and symbolism of the stars and stripes emblazoned on the Old American Flag.
Boldly reaching across the width of Old Glory are 13 alternating red and white stripes. Each one of these stripes represent the original thirteen colonies of the United States. They got to thirteen and then changed plans, deciding to halt any additional stripes, so the American flag still sports thirteen stripes to this day.
The beautiful white 5-point stars sitting upon the blue rectangle of the American flag represent each state. There are 50 stars just as there are 50 United States of America.
We all know the red, white and blue as well as we know our own faces (better, probably) but what each color stands for is likely a mystery to most, so here's the explanation. On the US flag, the red stripes stand for courage, hardiness and blood shed from the brave men and woman who fought and continue to fight for America. The white stripes in the Flag symbolize purity and equality. The blue portion of the American flag stands for justice, perseverance and vigilance.
Minggu, 16 September 2012
Posted by: Intan NuriantiBerbagi Ilmu, Updated at: 12.59
The Petronas Twin Towers located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur is without doubt a wonder on its own. What was once 103 acres of Selangor Turf Club, where the rich and famous race their horses, now stood the tallest twin towers in the world. The Petronas Twin Towers stand at a staggering height of 451.9 meter in height making it the world's tallest twin towers.
The idea to develop the Petronas Twin Towers came in the early 1990s with the master architect Cesar Pelli. The development was a vision of the then Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamed. In fact the designed was revised many times before the Prime Minister was satisfied. In the end, the basic shape was an inspiration of Mahathir himself and to be placed right in the middle of Kuala Lumpur itself.
The design of the Petronas Twin Towers is based on a simple Islamic geometric design of 2 squares aligned crossing each others to form an 8 pointed star. This reflects unity within unity, harmony stability and tranquility. The first obstacle came in the form of space. For Cesar Pelli, the basic 8 star design creates a space problem. Hence 8 semi circles were added, superimposed on the angle of intersection between the 2 original square to cater for this problem.
After all design of the Petronas Twin Towers were completed, the engineers saw a major obstacle in the construction. The original location in the center of Kuala Lumpur, is too soft to hold what would be the world's tallest building. The team of engineers came up an ingenious plan to create one of the world's deepest foundation at an amazing dept of 150meter below ground level. The raft foundation created a record with 13200 cubic meter poured continuously over 48 hours to prevent crack.
To create the Petronas Twin Towers out of steel would be too costly. Thus, the engineers decided to use what is abundant in Malaysia, concrete. After months of research, a high strength of Grade 80 was developed with the structural system to withstand 135 km/h of gust winds.
Two towers of the Petronas Twin Towers are connected with a 60 meters sky bridge suspending at a height of 170 meter making it the highest sky bridge in the world. What is unique about the sky bridge is that, if you stand in the center of the bridge you would realize it is perfectly horizontal, yet the floor connected by the bridge are not of the same floor, with one on the 41st floor and the other on the 42nd floor. From the bridge, you would get a perfect glimpse of the whole city of Kuala Lumpur.
To fasten the speed of construction, Mahathir had 2 different company for to construct each of the towers, creating a rival. Tower 1 was completed on the 6th of March 1996, followed by Tower 2 5 days later. To pull off an amazing construction in middle of Kuala Lumpur is real challenge. The construction finished within 5 years, and gave birth to a new skyscraper in Kuala Lumpur. Although both contractor initially decided to put the spire together, but the contractor for tower 1 decided to install it the same night without prior knowledge of the other contractor.
Both of the towers are installed with a high speed double decker lifts that can travel at an amazing speed of up to 6 meters per second making it the fastest elevator in Kuala Lumpur, rival to that of the nearby Kuala Lumpur Tower.
The Petronas Twin Towers opened its doors in 1997 with the official opening in 1998 just before the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur. It represent the will and spirit of Malaysian and a testimony that they can achieve anything as long as they put their dreams into actions. The Petronas Twin Towers was the tallest building in the world until 2004 when it was taken over by Taipei 101 in Taiwan.
Posted by: Intan NuriantiBerbagi Ilmu, Updated at: 12.57
I'm writing this article in the month of August in the year 2009. It has been almost 8 years since the Twin Towers in New York City have been destroyed. The people who claimed to have destroyed it, and assume responsibility for its destruction, are part of a small terrorist group.
The problem begins with this small group, who chose to follow Islam and would therefore, be considered Muslims. So most people assume that the Muslims are waging war against the United States, when the reality of the situation is something totally different.
There are plenty of Muslims that live in the United States that weren't responsible for the bombing or the destruction of this monumental symbol of strength that lies in New York City. I've got some other news that you might be interested in; there are plenty of Muslims that live all over the world that weren't involved and had no idea or would have never even supported such an act of terrorism.
Just because a small group of Muslims attacked and destroyed the twin Towers doesn't mean that all Muslims were involved in this act. It's amazing, today, to actually think about what people truly believe in.
The media seems to be losing its foothold on society. One of these days, maybe we will get news that's actually worth watching, instead of information that is filling our minds with nonsense and false beliefs.
The Muslims didn't destroy the twin Towers, a small group of terrorists were responsible. It's time for a change, those people who are still watching the news on television were reading the local newspapers, need to unplug their mind from these negative sources of information. Not everything that you read or hear about is ever going to be the truth and media all over the world, seems to prove that on a daily basis.