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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Surrender not an option, Kirams say


KUALA LUMPUR, March 12 – Despite talk of “disengagement” of the Sulu army, the daughter of self-styled Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III said today that surrender is still not an option for her uncle Agbimuddin Kiram and his troops in Sabah.
Jacel Kiram said in an ABS-CBN News report here that while she hopes the latest attempt to settle the conflict amicably would result in a peaceful end to the violence, the Kiram clan was still firm on its decision not to “surrender” its claim over Sabah.
“We are firm in our stand that surrender is not acceptable,” she was quoted as saying in the online report.
Another uncle of Jacel’s, sultanate elder Bantilan Esmail Kiram II met with Philippine Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas yesterday to discuss the possibility of pulling the Kiram forces from Sabah and ending the month-long incursion.
Both Esmail and Roxas confirmed that their discussion had centred around “disengagement” of the Sultanate’s “royal army”, but would not elaborate on the matter.
Today, Roxas said he had conveyed several queries raised by Esmail to Philippine President Benigno Aquino III and the latter has directed the Department of Foreign Affair (DFA) to relay them to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
“Personally, I am positive that what has been talked about is for the interest and protection of the Filipino people,” Jacel said in the ABS-CBN News report.
The Kiram family had called for a ceasefire last Thursday upon receiving reports that more of its gunmen were falling from battles with Malaysian forces but Putrajaya rejected the appeal.
But Najib, in an immediate reaction, told the invaders to surrender unconditionally or face death.
In another news report by Interaksyon, sultanate spokesman Abraham Idjirani said that the consideration for “disengagement” had never been on the cards for the Kiram clan.
He reportedly said that it was Roxas who had unilaterally raised the option.
The report also quoted Jamalul’s wife Fatima Cecelia as agreeing with Idjirani and pointing out that the family had never thought of “disengagement” as they were aware this would be misconstrued as surrender.
Meanwhile, Interaksyon reported that according to Esmail’s son Abu Bakar in Sabah, he has been in touch with Agbimuddin and the “crown prince” had said that he is still alive, despite the deadly crackdown by Malaysian forces.
In the 7am phone conversation this morning, Agbimuddin had also reportedly said: “While you are negotiating there, we remain under fire, the fighting goes on.”
Malaysian security forces have been on a relentless search for the gunmen since the launch of Ops Daulat last Tuesday.
To date, 57 militants have been killed in gunfights.

Roura: Messi silenced his critics

By ESPN staff

Barcelona assistant coach Jordi Roura believes Lionel Messi's brace in the 4-0 Champions League win over AC Milan helped to silence critics of the striker's recent form.
Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his second goal against Milan
GettyImagesLionel Messi celebrates after scoring his second goal against Milan

Despite scoring three goals in his last five matches before the Milan clash, Messi was a target of criticism as Barcelona were defeated in the first leg of their round of 16 tie and slumped to consecutive losses against Real Madrid.
After being kept quiet in Milan, Messi's first-half double made the difference for Barca in a convincing victory that was "not normal for anyone", according to Roura.
"Messi received criticism in recent days, as all our players did, but today we showed that we could react," he told Sky Sport Italia. "He has a very special way of playing football and the fact he plays like this allows us to have these victories.
"Beating Milan 4-0 is not normal for anyone, not even Barcelona. They are a great team and made life very difficult for us. It was certainly not normal for us.
Barca coach Tito Vilanova, who continues to undergo cancer treatment in New York, reportedly selected the side which featured a surprise pick in David Villa. Roura suggested that Vilanova could return for the quarter-finals of the Champions League and is ready to resume his role at the club.
"It is a very important win for Vilanova," Roura said. "He is fortunately doing well and completing his recovery in New York, so will soon be back. We are happy that we progressed in the Champions League so that we can welcome him back with open arms."

Monday, 11 March 2013

Why Are You Struggling to Make Money Online with Facebook?

No excuses. If you are struggling to make money with Facebook you refuse to do a few key things on a daily basis. The whole science of money making using social media sites is simple. Really. Why do few make a dime online, then?
Well they ignore simple, so simple becomes difficult. Or, they figure that simple looks way too easy, so they develop more complicated systems, which of course, lead to failure. Sorry dude, or dudette, you are not that sophisticated, to follow a complex system, and make money with it. It is just plain dumb, anyway.
What is at the core of seeking out complex, or complicated, when it comes to making money on Facebook?
Greed. You are greedy, so you want to make money online now, and you lack patience, and you are desperate.
If you know anything about prospering, you need to set up a fair exchange. Like, you make money on Facebook by sharing something valuable with your Facebook buddies. Share helpful blog posts, or videos, or webinars, all for free.
Now, after you share this value each day, over the course of weeks, and months, you will begin to RECEIVE value, in the form of money.

Why Do So Many Struggle to Make Money Online with FB?

Well they refuse to GIVE value so they do not GET value. Remember, greed drives many people in the online realm.
Greedy people try to get before they give, using silly systems, or posting ads all day long, ads that do not provide any form of value to their readers. Now, you might wonder, how can you give value, by writing blog posts daily, and shooting videos, and doing all these things?
By busting you’re a**. You work, intelligently, and persistently, and you give value, by writing blog posts each day, and by sharing these on your Facebook profile each day, and across 20, 50 or 1000 relevant Facebook Groups each day, and you will get clicks on your ads. People will join your home business. Promise.
But busting your tail makes it all happen. Smart, intelligent work, not mindless acts, like posting the same ad to 100 Facebook Groups daily, brings you money.
Facebook Money Master

The Most Fitting Analogy

You open a corner store. If you want to make money what do you do? Well you work 8, 12 or 16 hours a day, 7 days a week. You stock your shelves. You are patient. You make your store front enticing. You maintain a clean shop. As word spreads around about your shop, through your efforts, people walk in the door, buy your products and you make money.
OK, you open a cyber store…aka, start a home business. If you want to make money online what do you do? Well, you work 8, 12 or 16 hours a day, 7 days a week. You stock your cyber-shelves with valuable blog posts and videos, creating content daily.
You then share this content on relevant Facebook Groups daily.
You are patient. You make your website or blog enticing. You maintain a clear, clean-looking and clutter free website and blog. As word spreads around about your shop, through your content creation efforts, people visit your blog and website, buy your products or join your team, and you make money with Facebook.

Dwell on This Analogy

It will change your home business for good, and it will make you take a high energy approach to your Facebook efforts, if you are willing to embrace it. Treat your home business like an offline business. Create helpful, relevant content. Share on relevant Facebook Groups, and your profile.
Use this approach to start making money online with Facebook today.
Are you struggling to make money on Facebook?

6 Ways to Make Money Online with Facebook

26 June 2008 · by

how to make money with facebook

If you’re wondering how you can monetise Facebook, then here are some ideas for you -
1. Find new business clients. Whether you’re a consultant, a writer, a photographer, an illustrator, or any other kind of freelance or online business worker, you can find new clients using this popular social networking site. Read more about finding clients on different sites.
2. Use various apps that enable you to make money. Some examples include: MarketLodge or TwitCash. You might also want to include apps by other money making ventures like Tradebit. Check some services or affiliate programmes and see if they have a Facebook app that you can use.
3. Use Facebook’s Marketplace. The Marketplace offers you ways to sell your stuff – either old or new. You can even look for jobs.
4. Advertise your business or service using Facebook’s Classified Ads. Although you’re not allowed to advertise your business or service in the Marketplace, you can still advertise them using their Facebook’s ad service.
5. Promote links to your blogs or website. This way, you can attract people to whatever you’re selling or promoting on your blog or site.
6. Be a Facebook App Developer. If you have skills in developing online applications (like those popular apps like Warbook, SuperPoke, Graffiti, etc), you might want to consider promoting your services to individuals or companies who might want their own Facebook app.
So, how do you use Facebook? Do you try to make money online through this social networking site?

How to make money online

  1. The first step is to stop Googling things like, "how to make money online." Not because you shouldn't want to make money online, but because the stuff you're going to find by doing that is going to help you lose money online. Sort of like asking a casino owner how to make money in Vegas...
  2. Don't pay anyone for simple and proven instructions on how to achieve this goal. In particular, don't pay anyone to teach you how to write or sell manuals or ebooks about how to make money online.
  3. Get rich slow.
  4. Focus on the scarce resource online: attention. If you try to invent a way to take cheap attention and turn it into cash, you will fail. The attention you want isn't cheap, it's difficult to get via SEO and it rarely scales. Instead, figure out how to earn expensive attention.
  5. In addition to attention, focus on trust. Trust is even more scarce than attention.
  6. Don't worry so much about the 'online' part. Instead, figure out how to create value. The online part will take care of itself.
  7. Don't quit your day job. Start evenings and weekends and figure it out with small failures.
  8. Build a public reputation. A good one, and be sure that you deserve it, and that it will hold up to scrutiny.
  9. Obsessively specialize. No niche is too small if it's yours.
  10. Connect the disconnected.
  11. Lead.
  12. Build an online legacy that increases in value daily.
  13. Make money offline. If you can figure out how to create value face to face, it's a lot easier to figure out how to do the same digitally. The web isn't magic, it's merely efficient.
  14. Become the best in the world at something that people value. Easier said than done, worth more than you might think.
  15. Hang out with people who aren't looking for shortcuts. Learn from them.
  16. Fail. Fail often and fail cheaply. This is the very best gift the web has given to people who want to bootstrap their way into a new business.
  17. Make money in the small and then relentlessly scale.
  18. Don't chase yesterday's online fad.
  19. Think big, act with intention and don't get bogged down in personalities. If it's not on your agenda, why are you wasting time on it?
  20. Learn. Ceaselessly. Learn to code, to write persuasively, to understand new technologies, to bring out the best in your team, to find underused resources and to spot patterns.
  21. This is not a zero sum game. The more you add to your community, the bigger your piece gets.
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Saiful’s father joins PKR, defends sodomy conspiracy claims

By Syed Jaymal Zahiid

PETALING JAYA, March 11 — Saiful Bukhari Azlan’s father announced today he would be joining Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s PKR, just three days after he alleged “evil conspiracy” behind the party de facto leader’s second sodomy charge and his subsequent apology to Anwar’s family.
Azlan Mohd Lazim, however, maintained that his decision to join the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) anchor party had nothing to do with his accusation, saying he had been a PKR backer “as a grassroots supporter” since its formation in 1998.
He dismissed allegations that he was paid to make such claims and insisted that the revelation, made amid anticipation that national polls will be held within weeks, was the truth.
“I believe this is the right time to do it and support the movement for change,” Azlan told a packed press conference at the party’s headquarters here, flanked by PR’s top leadership.
“I would like to tell my son that my love for him is undivided… just because I am joining PKR it does no mean my love for him will wither away.”
The father of three also dismissed calls for him to back his claims by swearing on the Quran just as Saiful did in his sodomy allegation against Anwar.
Saiful had issued the same challenge to the PKR de facto leader who described it as a political gimmick to win Malay-Muslim support and which he subsequently refused to entertain.
“The issue of sumpah (swearing on the Quran), a lot of people have sworn… I am not afraid but I will not do so,” Azlan said when pressed by reporters.
“If you can absolve crime through sumpah then you don’t need the courts,” said PKR secretary-general Datuk Saifudin Nasution, speaking at the same press conference.
In a heavily-guarded press conference on Friday, Azlan said the plot was planned by a special officer in the Prime Minister’s Department and was engineered to tarnish Anwar’s image with another sodomy charge, the opposition leader’s second since he lost his post in government in 1998.
Rivals claimed the timing of his revelation was aimed at boosting PR’s polls support although analysts polled by The Malaysian Insider said they believed Azlan’s allegation will not impact Election 2013 much.
“I cannot stop what people want to say of their accusations. I accept the view of others openly,” said Azlan on accusations that he was paid to make the conspiracy claims.
“I am doing this not to get public support. As his (Saiful) father, I am very much aware of what was going on behind the curtains,” he added.
Azlan maintained that his decision to join PKR was a “professional” move.
On January 9 last year, the High Court acquitted and discharged Anwar of sodomising Saiful, 27, at a Desa Damansara condominium unit in Bukit Damansara here between 3.10pm and 4.30pm on June 26, 2008.
The veteran politician, who had earlier sued Saiful for wrongfully accusing him of sodomy, later withdrew the suit, saying his reputation had been vindicated by the acquittal.
The Attorney-General’s Chambers has appealed the acquittal, however, and hearing in the Court of Appeal has been set for July 22.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Ronaldo brace sends Madrid second

Real Madrid climbed into second place in La Liga and returned to 13 points behind bitter rivals Barcelona after a 2-1 win over a Celta Vigo side who made them work all the way.
Cristiano Ronaldo celeb Real Madrid v Celta Vigo
APCristiano Ronaldo has now scored 26 goals in 26 La Liga games this season after a brace against Celta Vigo

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a scrappy opener and a winner from the penalty spot, after Iago Aspas' equaliser, to take his tally to 188 goals in 186 appearances for the club.
Celta substitute Park Chu-Young headed against the crossbar late on but Real held on for victory.
Atlletico Madrid surrendered second place in the Primera Division as Real Sociedad brought their 100% home record in the league this season to an end with a narrow 1-0 victory at the Vicente Calderon.
Xabi Prieto scored the only goal of the game on 53 minutes but was fortunate his effort was not disallowed for offside. The victory took Phillippe Montanier's side up to fifth in the Primera Division table, behind fourth-placed Malaga on goal difference alone.
Iker Muniain scored his first goal of the season as Athletic Bilbao overcame Valencia 1-0 at San Mames to record a victory that eased their fears of being dragged into a relegation fight.
The result was also a blow to Valencia's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League, as Ernesto Valverde's side, who were knocked out of Europe's elite competition by Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday, missed the chance to capitalise on Malaga's draw on Saturday and claim fourth spot.
And the Valencia coach is likely to be furious with his team for failing to at least get on the scoresheet after creating a far greater number of chances than their opponents in the second half.
Jeremy Mathieu failed to properly clear a low cross from the right hand side and Muniain pounced on the loose ball to rifle it into the top corner with the inside of his right foot after 79 minutes.
Levante missed the chance to move closer to the Europa League places as Getafe survived a one-sided goalless draw at the Ciutat de Valencia.
The east-coast outfit reached 36 points and 10th place courtesy of the stalemate - their highest-ever points tally at this stage of a Primera Division season - but they were left to rue a chronic lack of incision in front of goal.
Visiting goalkeeper Miguel Moya deserved praise for keeping Robert Acquafresca and Pedro Rios at bay in the first half but in truth, ninth-placed Getafe were lucky to escape with a point.