South Korea unveils ‘recharging road’ for eco-friendly buses

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The Online Electric Vehicle (OLEV), towing three carriages, runs along a blue line under which power strips are buried for recharging, at an amusement park in Gwacheon, south of Seoul. S.Korean researchers launched an environmentally-friendly public transport system using a "recharging road" -- with a vehicle sucking power magnetically from buried electric strips. Photograph by: Jung Yeon-Je, AFP

The Online Electric Vehicle (OLEV), towing three carriages, runs along a blue line under which power strips are buried for recharging, at an amusement park in Gwacheon, south of Seoul. S.Korean researchers launched an environmentally-friendly public transport system using a "recharging road" -- with a vehicle sucking power magnetically from buried electric strips. Photograph by: Jung Yeon-Je, AFP

The world’s first On-Line Electric Vehicle (OLEV) debuted Tuesday at the Seoul Zoo in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province.

Seoul City decided to introduce the OLEV at the zoo last August, replacing its shuttle called the “Elephant Train.” The old shuttle, a modified truck, began running in 1984. However, it used diesel and was criticized for polluting the air, setting the stage for the new electric vehicle.

The OLEV, an invention of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), gets its power supply from an electric facility underground without the use of surface power lines, through a magnetic fieldthat it transforms into electricity.

The bus will run a 2.2-kilometer route using the electricity provided in this wireless fashion, and will also use its own batteries.

Seoul City plans to expand the use of OLEVs if the model vehicle proves successful.

“We are considering the introduction of the electric vehicle to central bus lanes,” a city official said.

Busses make up some 30 percent of the city’s traffic and 90.2 kilometers of bus lanes exist throughout the city.

“The OLEVs use batteries with a capacity one-fifth of that of ordinary vehicles and will be able to drive all day without charging if they stay mainly on the central lane,” the official said. “The electricity is supplied in a wireless manner and it is suitable for Seoul, which has many rainy or snowy days.”

The municipal government aims to replace all its official and public transportation vehicles with environment-friendly models to prevent air pollution.

[source: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2010/03/117_62152.html]
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符永刚博士的收藏的墨宝真迹

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海南会馆里的天后宫.楼下展示海南会馆所收藏的字画

在农历元宵节的前一天,书法老师刘明亮邀请我到马六甲的海南会馆,去参观符永刚博士的墨宝真迹和第三届符永刚杯书法赛。当明亮老师在筹备书法赛的一场讲座时,他致电符永刚先生,希望符永刚先生能当讲座会的讲师,和大家分享书法;符永刚先生给了明亮老师一个惊喜,除了他会在当天配合活动,也会展示他所收藏中国清代以来各大书法家的墨宝真迹。

当晚,除了有很多的人踊跃参赛,会场还展示了海南会馆的书法珍藏和符永刚博士的珍藏品。大家都有缘欣赏了自清朝以来到当代的书法家包括了何绍基、沈鹏、康有为、徐悲鸿、罗振玉、吴昌硕等等的真迹。这些墨宝书法有甲骨文、金文、篆书、隶书、魏碑、楷书、行书、草书等等各体。

在书法赛后,刘明亮老师和符永刚博士给了一个很有意义的书法讲座,符博士说:“我们学书法能只学一体,必须博取众长,或转益多师,这样才能创作出自己灵魂的作品,成为书家;不然,就是停留在写字写字的阶段。”

这是明亮老师和我认识的另一位在孔教会教书法的老师刑福兴先生,所给的建议都是一样的。越是把自己的思维封闭起来的人,越难写出好字。书法和绘画不一样,非表面的创作。书法是有传统的根,却不局限于传统的思维;必须于时并进却又不能忽略传统的文化价值。

当我、蔡天成先生、明亮老师和符永刚博士在挂展览品时,我们一面挂,他们一边评论这些各大书法家的字。从中他们的谈话中,可以知道他们对书法的有多了解与热爱。他们能说出作品的书法家是受何人的影响、大约多少岁写的、为何人而写的等等;让我知道原来从一位书法家的真迹中,能了解到他的人生经历和修养。譬如一位书法家的两幅真迹中,明亮老师他们能分别是80岁前或80岁后写的,因为他所经历了人生不同的阶段,笔触流露出个人的性格涵养。

以下是我在会场拍摄的照片:

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[新闻] 8TV主持人Baki不想侄儿受害‧“我自私,要大家环保”

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MCG2当中的3名艺人成员齐分享环保心得,让培三学生获益不浅:左起为Azizi、Baki及苏盈之。(图:星洲日报)

MCG2当中的3名艺人成员齐分享环保心得,让培三学生获益不浅:左起为Azizi、Baki及苏盈之。(图:星洲日报)

(马六甲)大地之母生病了,8度空间电视台(8TV)巫裔艺人Baki Zainal“自私”地要大家响应环保,以实际行动救地球,让他的侄儿们在未来能够生活在最好的的环境里!

说得一口流利华语

说得一口流利华语的Baki说:“我还没结婚,我有几个侄儿,我当他们是自己的孩子一样,很爱他们。今日我很自私,我‘连累’其他艺人,还有同学们、老师、家长,要大家一起来做环保,我不希望因为我污染环境的行动,造成我的侄儿以后受害。”

“我不希望有一天接到侄儿来电告诉我:叔叔,我中了癌症……我快死了……”

想到如果地球环境没有变好,侄儿们以后的日子不好过,Baki的眼眶都红了。(图:星洲日报)

想到如果地球环境没有变好,侄儿们以后的日子不好过,Baki的眼眶都红了。(图:星洲日报)

“我不要白头人送黑头人!”

目前也是8度空间《横行8道》节目主持人的Baki,是於週一(3月8日)早上联合艺人环保活动(MALAYSIAN CELEBRITIES GO GREEN,MCG2)成员Azizi(本地歌手)及2008年大马世界小姐兼艺人苏盈之,在培三小学举行,由马六甲假日酒店主办的“GREEN IS‘INN’”植树活动上,与家长及同学们分享环保理念时,道出心中的话。

想到如果地球环境没有变好,侄儿们以后的日子不好过,Baki的眼眶都红了。

Baki说,侄儿和他的感情很好,他不希望这一代留下的污染,害了下一代失去一个美好健康的生活环境。

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有话坦白说

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天使要谢恩 - 觉

觉,谢谢你让我在这里涂涂写写。
觉,谢谢你让我在这里抒发情绪。
觉,谢谢你让我在这里自我磨炼。
觉,谢谢你让我在这里提升自己。
觉,谢谢你让我在这里废话连篇。

觉,非常谢谢你让我成为你们的一份子。

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Be an organ donor in Malaysia

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You can download and print the Donor Pledger Form here. Fill in all the required information and chose the tissue or organ that you wish to donate. Write in the name of your next of kin and sign the form. Completed forms can be sent to National Transplant Resource Centre at:

Pusat Sumber Transplant Nasional
Hospital Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Pahang
50586 Kuala Lumpur
Fax: 03-2615 6269

You can also call us using the toll free number 1-800-88-9080 to acquire the registration form. A donor card will be sent to you and you are required to fill in and sign the card. This card must be kept together with your Identification Card (I/C) at all time.

Tell your family about your decision to be a registered pledger so that your wish of donating your organ will be fulfilled. This will also make it easier for your family to allow your organ to be donated when and if the time comes.

Children under the age of 18 must acquire parents or guardian’s consent before registering as a pledger.

Registering, as a pledger does not require any payment or medical/health check-ups.

[source: http://www.agiftoflife.gov.my/eng/organdonor.html]
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Zen – Is there really a paradise and a hell?

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Hakuin Ekaku (from http://www.shermanleeinstitute.org/)

Hakuin Ekaku (from www.shermanleeinstitute.org)

A soldier named Nobushige came to Hakuin, and asked: “Is there really a paradise and a hell?”

“Who are you?” inquired Hakuin.

“I am a samurai,” the warrior replied.

“You, a soldier!” exclaimed Hakuin. “What kind of ruler would have you as his guard? Your face looks like that of a beggar.”

Nobushige became so angry that he began to draw his sword, but Hakuin continued: “So you have a sword! Your weapon is probably much too dull to cut off my head.”

As Nobushige drew his sword Hakuin remarked: “Here open the gates of hell!”

At these words, the samurai, perceiving the master’s discipline, sheathed his sword and bowed.

“Here open the gates of paradise,” said Hakuin.

[source: http://www.davidpbrown.co.uk/nota-bene/paradise-and-hell.html]
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