Friday, 28 October 2011

Aktivis Pakatan,Wartawan Di Serang Semasa Tinjauan ' Projek IC'

Oleh Naeem Raffi

SEPANG 28 OKT : Sekumpulan aktivis Pakatan Rakyat diserang beberapa lelaki semasa membuat tinjauan terhadap satu operasi yang disyaki percubaan memberikan kad pengenalan kepada warga asing di sebuah resort berhampiran Putrajaya di sini.


Turut diserang krew TvSelangor yang mengikuti tinjaun aktivis tersebut - gerakan 'Jingga 13'.
Kumpulan lelaki tersebut menyerang dengan menghentak dan menendang kenderaan aktivis dan wartawan TvSelangor dalam kejadian itu.

Namun tiada sesiapa yang tercedera dalam kejadian jam 6.20 petang semalam.

Sebelum itu, Pasukan Pemimpin PKR dari cabang Sepang berkata mereka menerima maklumat dari sumber yang dipercayai berhubung operasi itu dan bertindak membuat tinjauan kasar.

Ketua Cabang Keadilan Sepang, Borhan Aman Shah ketika ditemui TvSelangor berkata operasi tersebut ada kaitannya dengan pengundian pada Pilihan Raya Umum (PRU) ke-13 nanti.

"Hari ini ada empat buah bas yang dikenal pasti telah membawa warga Indonesia, saya telah menemu bual pemandu bas dimana beliau telah mengesahkan ada membawa kumpulan warga asing ini dari Greenwood, Gombak. Menurut pemandu bas tersebut, warga asing itu dibawa untuk satu kursus keusahawanan.

"Warga asing ini dikatakan dibawa masuk ke resort untuk mengikuti kursus keushawanan, persoalannya sekarang adakah golongan ini datang ke Malaysia untuk berniaga ataupun untuk bekerja, kalau benar mereka mengikuti kursus keushawanan, atas fakta apa mereka mengikutinya," katanya.

Borhan berkata sekiranya benar terdapat satu usaha untuk memberi IC kepada warga asing, mereka bukan sahaja menjadi warganegara malah akan layak mengundi pada pilihanraya umum akan datang.

"Ini kali kedua, sebelum ini tersebar luas di media dimana enam buah bas memuatkan warga asing masuk ke kawasan ini dan hari ini kita jelas ada empat buah bas.

"Saya tidak menuduh, tetapi perkara seumpama ini tidak seharusnya berlaku."
Ekoran daripada maklumat tersebut, Pasukan Jingga 13 bergerak ke resort itu bersama-sama krew TVSelangor untuk meninjau lokasi yang dimaksudkan.

Setiausaha Gerakan 'Jingga 13', Saifuddin Shafi Muhammad berkata tujuan mereka adalah untuk melihat sendiri sama ada dakwaan yang dimaksudkan itu benar.

"Waktu itu hujan renyai-renyai, kami berhenti seketika di dalam kawasan resort untuk membuat pusing 'u' (ekoran jalan terlalu sempit), kemudian kami diserang dan diancam oleh sekumpulan lelaki, saya menganggarkan lebih kurang lima orang lelaki.

"Tindakan mereka mengamcam kami dari awal membuatkan kami tidak selesa dan bertindak melarikan diri.
"Apa yang sempat kami rakam ialah imej seorang lelaki yang bertindak menyerang kami, saya juga percaya lelaki yang sama ini turut menendang kenderaan wartawan TvSelangor."

Akibat kejadian tersebut, Krew TvSelangor yang terlibat membuat laporan polis di Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah Shah Alam. Manakal PKR Cabang Sepang telah membuat laporan di IPD Sepang.







Big Asteroid's Approach in November Excites Astronomers

The near-Earth asteroid 2005 YU55 — on the list of potentially dangerous asteroids — was observed with the Arecibo Telescope's planetary radar on April 19, 2010, when it was about 1.5 million miles from Earth.


An asteroid the size of an aircraft carrier will come closer to Earth this autumn than our own moon does, causing scientists to hold their breath as it zooms by. But they'll be nervous with excitement, not with worry about a possible disaster.

There's no danger of an impact when the asteroid 2005 YU55 makes its close flyby Nov. 8, coming within 201,700 miles (325,000 kilometers) of Earth, scientists say.

So they're looking forward to the encounter, which could help them learn more about big space rocks.

"While near-Earth objects of this size have flown within a lunar distance in the past, we did not have the foreknowledge and technology to take advantage of the opportunity," Barbara Wilson, a scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., said in a statement. "When it flies past, it should be a great opportunity for science instruments on the ground to get a good look." [Photos: Asteroids in Deep Space]

Getting to know YU55

Asteroid 2005 YU55 is about 1,300 feet (400 meters) wide. It was discovered in December 2005 by the Spacewatch program at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Because of the asteroid’s size and orbital characteristics, astronomers have flagged 2005 YU55 aspotentially dangerous down the road. But the upcoming encounter is no cause for alarm, researchers said.
A screenshot from an animation showing the asteroid 2005 YU55's coming close flyby of Earth, which will take place in November 2011.

A screenshot from an animation showing the asteroid 2005 YU55's coming close flyby of Earth, which will take place in November 2011.
CREDIT: NASA/JPL-Caltech

"YU55 poses no threat of an Earth collision over, at the very least, the next 100 years," said Don Yeomans, manager of NASA's Near-Earth Object Program Office at JPL. "During its closest approach, its gravitational effect on the Earth will be so minuscule as to be immeasurable. It will not affect the tides or anything else." [5 Reasons to Care About Asteroids]

This round space rock has been in astronomers' cross hairs before. In April 2010, astronomers at the National Science Foundation's Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico generated some ghostly radar images of 2005 YU55 when the asteroid was about 1.5 million miles (2.3 million km) from Earth.

But those pictures had a resolution of just 25 feet (7.5 meters) per pixel. The November close pass should provide some sharper images.

"When 2005 YU55 returns this fall, we intend to image it at 4-meter resolution [13 feet] with our recently upgraded equipment at the Deep Space Network at Goldstone, California," said JPL radar astronomer Lance Benner. "Plus, the asteroid will be seven times closer. We're expecting some very detailed radar images."

A radar astronomy opportunity

Radar astronomy employs the world's biggest dish-shaped antennas. The antennas direct microwave signals at celestial targets that can be as far away as the moons of Saturn.

These signals bounce off the target, and the resulting "echo" helps researchers create radar images. These images can then be used to reconstruct detailed, three-dimensional models of the object.

With 4-meter-per-pixel resolution, the new views of 2005 YU55 should be pretty sharp, perhaps even showing boulders and craters, researchers said.

"We're talking about getting down to the kind of surface detail you dream of when you have a spacecraft fly by one of these targets," Benner said.

The data collected from Arecibo, Goldstone and ground-based optical and infrared telescopes also should help detail the mineral composition of the asteroid, researchers said.

"This is a C-type asteroid, and those are thought to be representative of the primordial materials from which our solar system was formed," Wilson said. "This flyby will be an excellent opportunity to test how we study, document and quantify which asteroids would be most appropriate for a future human mission."

The capabilities of the Goldstone antenna, in California's Mojave Desert, and of Arecibo are complementary. The Arecibo radar is about 20 times more sensitive and can detect asteroids about twice as far away. But its main dish is stationary, so it can see only about a third of the sky.  

Goldstone is fully steerable and can see about 80 percent of the accessible sky, so it can track objects for longer periods and can image asteroids at finer spatial resolution, researchers said.

Researchers are eager to train the instruments of both facilities on 2005 YU55 in November.

"So stay tuned," Yeomans said. "This is going to be fun."

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