New Mexico’s Largest Forest Wildfire – Photos

31 05 2012

A huge wildfire has burnt more than 170,000 acres of New Mexico.

This is the largest fire in New Mexico history.

The wildfire had already burnt  265 square miles of the Gila National Forest.

It burnt buildings, houses and trees.

The wildfire may spread to the area where a big nuclear power plant, Los Alamos National Laboratory is situated.

If  the Los Alamos National Laboratory caught fire, it can cause nuclear radiation around the area.

Wildfire is a disaster, in this case it is a natural disaster because fire officials said it was caused by lighting on May 16, 2012.

People lost their valuable items and the country lost the precious trees.

It took years and years for those trees to grow.

Huge wildfire also releases a large amounts of carbon dioxide and lots and lots of smoke.

That causes air pollution and a lot of health problems.

The smoke can make a very large area hazy and may cause accidents.

I am very sad and sorry for the people who lost their homes, trees and other valuable items.

Looking at the photos reminds of Micheal Jackson’s Earth Song video clip.

It very sad for the world to lost that much trees in only a short time.

This image provided by the U.S. Forest Service shows a May 29, 2012 photo, of the massive blaze in the Gila National Forest is seen from Cliff, N.M. Fire officials said Wednesday the wildfire has burned more than 265 square miles has become the largest fire in New Mexico history. (AP Photo/U.S. Forest Service)

Burnt out terrain off of Forest Rd. 141 in the Gila National Forest, New Mexico, is seen in this handout photo supplied by the United States Forest Service on May 30, 2012. New Mexico’s Whitewater-Baldy Complex fire, still raging in the rugged mountains of the Gila National Forest, has grown to more than 170,000 acres, becoming the largest wildfire in the state’s history, fire officials said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Steven Meister/Mt. Taylor Hotshots/USFS/Handout

A fire burns in the Gila National Forest in this handout image courtesy of the United States Forest Service dated May 27, 2012. The so-called Whitewater-Baldy Complex fire was ignited by lightning on May 16, fire officials said. Picture taken May 27, 2012. REUTERS/USFS/Steven Meister/Handout

Firefighters battle a wind-driven fire that has destroyed at least two homes and a number of outbuildings in Topaz Ranch Estates, south of Gardnerville, Nev., on Monday, May 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)

Firefighters battle a wildfire south of Gardnerville, Nev., on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. The fast-moving blaze near the Nevada-California line destroyed at least two homes on Tuesday as it forced evacuations and sent up huge plumes of black smoke, witnesses said. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)

This photo provided by InciWeb Incident Information System shows the Whitewater-Baldy Complex fire in Mogollon, N.M., a privately owned ghost town which was ordered to evacuate. Fire officials in New Mexico said Saturday, May 26, 2012, that the blaze has shrunk slightly to 82,000 acres but is still 0 percent contained because of weather conditions. (AP Photo/InciWeb Incident Information System)

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Earthquake Kills 15 In Italy

29 05 2012

On Tuesday May 29, 2012, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit northern Italy with its epicenter not far from the city of Modena.

The earthquake was felt across northern and central Italy, including in the city of Milan.

At least 15 people died in the disaster.

Some historic buildings were damaged in the earthquake.

Reuters reported that,”The town has been largely damaged. There are people under the rubble, we don’t know how many,” a police officer from Cavezzo told Reuters.

On May 20, 2012 an earthquake with its epicenter also not far from the city of Modena killed 7 people.

Also on Tuesday, a 3.8 magnitude earthquake was also felt through western Bulgaria, with its epicenter near Pernik but no casualties or serious damage was reported.

People walk past a collapsed building, after an earthquake, in Cavezzo near Modena May 29, 2012. REUTERS/Giorgio Benvenuti

Rescue workers patrol a damaged building, after an earthquake, in Medolla near Modena May 29, 2012. REUTERS/Giorgio Benvenuti

People walk past a collapsed building, after an earthquake, in Cavezzo near Modena May 29, 2012. REUTERS/Giorgio Benvenuti

Rescue workers gather in front of a damaged building after an earthquake in Medolla near Modena May 29, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo





Meeting The Mufti of Wilayah Persekutuan

29 05 2012

A photo of me (L), Uncle Yusri Mohammad(middle) and the Mufti of Wilayah Persekutuan(R) in front of Masjid Wilayah

On Friday May 25, 1012, I went to Masjid Wilayah for Friday Prayer with my father.

Over there I met Dato’ Haji Wan Zahidi bin Wan Teh, Uncle Dr. Yusri Mohammad, Uncle Ustaz Ismail Mina Ahmad, Abang Sharafuddin, Uncle Mansor and many more.

Dato’ Haji Wan Zahidi bin Wan Teh is the Mufti of Wilayah Persekutuan.

A mufti is a very respected Islamic leader who knows a lot about Islam.

I am very happy to meet Dato’ Haji Wan Zahidi and I can’t believe that I could meet a mufti that Friday.





Meeting Uncle Nasharuddin Mat Isa

28 05 2012

On Sunday May 20,2012, I went to the Bandar Bukit Mahkota Club House in Bangi for the wedding of Uncle Nasharudin Mat Isa’s daughter.

Uncle Nasharuddin Mat Isa used to be the Deputy President of PAS.

We ate together with Uncle Ismail Mina and his family.

The food was very delicious and the cendol was very tasty too.

Anyway I am sad because we could not eat the roasted lamb as they were still not ready by 12:15 when we left the club house  😐

I saw lots of them being roasted; Uncle Ismail Mina Ahmad said that there were fourteen of them altogether.

Before we left, I asked  Uncle Nasharudin why didn’t he leave PAS since PAS still joined Bersih 3.0 demonstration after Uncle Nasharudin said that it is haram to do so.

He said that he will answer my question if I go to his house 🙂

So I have to go to his house to get the answer.

We were told that Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and the opposition leader Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim will be attending the wedding later in the evening.

However, I found out later that Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin attended the wedding but Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim did not.

It is funny because Anwar and Uncle Nasharudin are members of the opposition parties in Pakatan Rakyat while Tan Sri Muhyiddin is from UMNO.

Is Anwar not very happy with Uncle Nasharudin? 

Please click here for: Does PAS still likes YB Nasharudin?





Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th Anniversary

25 05 2012

The Golden Gate Bridge at San Francisco, the longest suspension bridge in the world was opened on May 27, 1937. A view taken from one of the towers of pedestrians swarming across the Golden Gate Bridge immediately after the opening. (AP Photo)The bridge opened to the public on May 27, 1937.

The Golden Gate Bridge was opened to the public on May 27, 1937.

It was constructed from January 1933 to May 1937.

The bridge is a suspension bridge that crosses the Golden Gate.

Golden Gate is the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean.

The Golden Gate Bridge links the city of San Francisco to Marin County, California.

At 4,200 ft (1,280.2 m), it was the longest suspension bridge in the world until 1964.

I have already went across the bridge when we visited San Francisco.

After that I visited the Fisherman’s Wharf to eat clam chowder 🙂

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

A crowd estimated at 800,000 jams the deck of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Calif., on May 24, 1987, as a walk is kicked off to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the bridge that spans the San Francisco Bay. (AP Photo/Doug Atkins)

Motor traffic crosses the Golden Gate Bridge, Nov. 20, 1940, in San Francisco. (AP Photo)

Workers at the top of the tower, which will support the $35,000,000 suspension bridge, are shown during construction of one of the catwalks for the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Ca., Oct. 17, 1935. Below in background is the Marin County shore, which will be connected to San Francisco by the bridge. (AP Photo)

Preparations for spinning the cables of the Golden Gate Bridge between Marin County and San Francisco on October 10, 1935. (AP Photo)

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

Golden Gate bridge March 31,1960, in San Francisco. (AP Photo)

The construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, which will link Fort Point, bottom, with Marin County, Calif., top, is seen as work progressed, 1934. (AP Photo/Redwood Empire Association)

HAPPY 75TH BIRTHDAY GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE!





Irshad Manji’s BFM 89.9 Radio Recorded Interview Is Cancelled

23 05 2012

When she was in Kuala Lumpur, Irshad Manji told her fans that BFM 89.9 radio will broadcast their recorded interview soon.

And while listening to the BFM 89.9 radio just now, we are very happy to hear this announcement on the BFM 89.9 radio,the recorded interview is cancel because we have received notification from our regulators not to air the pre-recorded @irshadmanji interview.”

Thank you to the ones who had cancelled the interview.

Malaysians say no to Irshad Manji.





Tokyo Skytree, The World Tallest Tower-Photos

22 05 2012

A view of Tokyo Skytree, the world’s tallest broadcasting tower at 634 metres (2080 feet), in Tokyo in this photo taken by Kyodo on May 21, 2012. The tower opened to the public on Tuesday, with hundreds of people entering the tower and its large shopping mall. Picture taken May 21, 2012. Mandatory Credit REUTERS/Kyodo

Today, the world’s tallest tower is open for the public.

The tower is located in Tokyo, Japan and was named Tokyo Skytree.

It is about 634 meters or 2080 feet tall.

The second tallest was Canton Tower in China which is about 600 meters or 1,968 1/2 feet tall.

The world’s tallest structure is Dubai’s Burj Khalifa which is 828 meters tall.

But, Burj Khalifa is a skyscraper and not a tower.

The Skytree will serve as a broadcasting tower for television and radio.

It is a very beautiful building.

Visitors wait in front of the entrance of the Tokyo Skytree in Tokyo, Tuesday, May 22, 2012. The world’s tallest tower and Japan’s biggest new landmark opened to the public on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

The Tokyo Sky Tree soars in Tokyo Tuesday, April 17, 2012. The world’s tallest freestanding broadcast structure that stands 634-meter (2,080 feet) will open to the public in May. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

The 634-metre-tall Tokyo Sky Tree tower stands in eastern Tokyo

The 634-metre (2080-feet) Tokyo Sky Tree is seen in Tokyo before its completion the following day, in this photo taken by Kyodo on February 28, 2012. The world’s tallest tower was completed on Wednesday, Kyodo reported. Picture taken February 28, 2012. Mandatory Credit. REUTERS/Kyodo

The 634-metre (2080-feet) Tokyo Sky Tree, world’s tallest broadcasting tower, is illuminated by LED lights to to mourn victims of March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami and 1945’s great Tokyo air raids during World War II in Tokyo March 10, 2012, a day before the disaster’s one-year anniversary. The magnitude 9.0 earthquake on March 11 last year unleashed a tsunami that killed about 16,000 and triggered the world’s worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl. About 326,000 people are still homeless and nearly 3,300 remain unaccounted for. Mandatory Credit REUTERS/Kyodo

 








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