Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Magnitude-6.5 earthquake hits Indonesia

Posted by Anup Baral December 07, 2016 :
At least 40 persons have been killed and 190 others wounded in the 6.4-magnitude quake in Aceh province of western Indonesia on Wednesday as the quake caused a massive damages, official of disaster agency said. Tens of houses, buildings and infrastructure facilities were destroyed by the powerful-and-shallow underearth quake, Heni Nurmaini, a press officer for emergency unit at the provincial disaster agency told Xinhua by phone. Most of the victims and damages were in Pidie Jaya district, one of the hardest hit areas, the official said.Search and rescue operation for the victims of the quake is underway now, she said. Dozens of people remained trapped under the debris of buildings of shops in Pidie Jaya district, Apriadi, head of emergency unit at the district disaster agency told Xinhua by phone. Scores of heavy machinery equipments have been deployed to help the evacuation, he added. Injured persons have been sent to hospitals in the districts, Apriadi said.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.