Friday, July 24, 2009
Is an acute respiratory infection caused by influenza A virus (H1N1 subtype). It is spreading very fast to several countries including Malaysia as a result of the apparance of new form of influenza A virus (novel) which is due to generic mutation processes. Therefore, everyone is at risk once exposed to this virus due to absence of immunity in human body. It also considered as contagious diseases which can be transmitted from human to human.
ROUTE OF INFECTION
This communicable disease can be spread through :
1. Direct contact with infected person (via cough droplet or sneeze)
2. Surfaces contamined with Influenza A viruses (H1N1)
SYMPTOMS OF INFLUENZA A (H1N1)
1. High fever ( > 38 *C)
3. Sore throat
4. Difficulty in breathing
5. Bodyache / myalgia
If YOU have the above symptoms AND
a. Have direct contact with Influenza A (H1N1) confirmed cases such as boarding with the
same car / aircraft or staying in the same house OR
b. recent ( within a week ) travel / visit to the areas which posses influenza A (H1N1) cases.
YOU are advised to seek immediate treatment at any goverment hospital.
Please kindly take note these measures :
1. Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Do practice cough ettiquette accordingly
2. Wash your hands with soap and adequate water after cough / sneeze or touching any
polluted / contaminated surface
3. Proper housekeeping
4. You must use an appropriate protective mask if you are infected with influenza A (H1N1)
5. AVOID direct contact with influenza A (H1N1) cases or any crowded area
6. Please seek immediate treatment if you having Influenza A (H1N1) symptoms
7. Practice good personal hygiene at all time and have a balanced diet
Thursday, July 23, 2009
The EXCOs had their Planning Camp last weekend and Mc Dawson Dewk taking over the Society’s leadership from Timothy Jim Anthony was not about power or status but a great responsibility of the member’s expectations and aspirations which the EXCOs must shoulder. The 3 days 2 nights camp was held at CSS House. And in the past, the organisation of EPC was conducted by the past members, and the new EXCOs were just mere participants not involving in what it seems “minor activity” such as preparing the breakfast, lunch, tea break, games, praise & worship etc. This had misconstrued the new EXCO members that they are being served instead of serving. This misconception resulted that the new EXCOs might get the wrong impression on what is it all about “in serving God”. One obvious misconception in the journey of being an EXCO is that the EXCOs had overlook the verse in Gospel of Matthew that, one shall serve; and not to be serve (Mat 20:28). Therefore, EXCOs might think that being an EXCO was about purely fun and being popular, which later has the effect of damaging the status of CSS as a Catholic Students’ Society.
These were the sessions conducted; CSS UiTM: What is it all about, Leadership Role: What do I dream of CSS, Problems and Situations of Students, Envisioning the dream: Theme for 2009/2010. Thanks to Fr. Chris, Ms. Monica, Dora and Audrey in helping to improve not only as leaders but also as an individual. Remind the EXCOs that they are capable of doing things with their own creativity and not limited to the ideas of their predecessor, and to avoid the CSS UiTM traditional attitude of ‘monkey see, monkey do’, to get out of the pattern of following the old patterns without generating new ideas. Furthermore, Fr. Chris also challenged the EXCOs to step out from their comfort zone by not bowing down to the want of the majority, just because the desire to be accepted and popular or afraid of criticism and ignore the true meaning of leadership. The EXCOs of 2009/2010 must pursue the society’s Mission Statement to ensure the society’s strength in facing challenges of the future.
I also want to take this opportunity to congratulate to the EXCOs in producing a theme of their own as guidance in planning the activities for the whole year. A Vibrant Christ-centred Family, is our CSS this year’s theme, and behind these fancy words they do have aims to keep CSS UiTM’s objective in track.
I wish all the EXCOs all the best in serving and don’t forget your studies too.
Lastly, I want to touch on issue that close to my heart, that is the unity between us, EXCOs and between the members. God intends for us to experience life together, because we are created for community, fashioned for fellowship, and formed for a family, and none of us can fulfil God’s purposes by ourselves.
All the best,
Vice President 2008/2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
SHALOM BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST…….
Inter-Campus Gathering 2009 will be held on 19-22 September 2009, at
Inter-Campus Gathering 2009 will be held on 19-22 September 2009, at
Rules & Regulations:
- The design must be original.
- You may send as many entries as you want.
- The colors used in the design should be minimal. The fact that the T-shirt is attractive and impressive but also cost effective must be considered. (Maximum colors that can be used are 3 colors).
- The winner will be chosen based on their creativity of design that reflect on ICG 2009 theme, “O.R.A.I.T.!!” (Our Religion As The “In-Thing”)
- All designs submitted will not be returned. Once the designs are submitted, we have the copyright of the design. The committee will have the right to modify and use the designs that are submitted to us. Judges decision is final!
- The designs must be submitted in softcopy (JPEG format).
The closing date for this competition is on 5th July 2009. The winner will be contacted soon afterwards. Entries and your details (name, contact number, CSS/CUS) can be emailed to Fiona Fabian (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Description on the theme:
“O.R.A.I.T!” ~ Our Religion As the ‘In Thing’.
Many people today, the youth especially, tend to separate religion from the rest of their lives. God, for them, exists only in the church and any relationship with Him tends to be confined to Sunday masses or feast days of the Church. Religion is not a cool thing. Praying and charitable acts are seen as nice but not cool. The active living out of one's faith is not considered hip or exciting for the youth because it does not seem to correspond to their idea of what is cool, hip and "happening". In short, religion is not the "In Thing". Ipods, notebooks and gadgets, cybergaming,techno music, Korean tv series, F1, the fashion and lifestyles of American idols are "In" but religion and faith, for most young people, is "Out".
At ICG 2009, we want to address this mindset. We want to ask the participants as university students of this generation, "What is cool, hip and happening for you as an undergrad?" After that, we want to challenge their view and mindset that religon is not cool. We want to show that it is possible to be a cool and hip Christian who actively witnesses to Christ because when He was on earth, Christ was the coolest guy alive and He still is!! We just do not know it.
At ICG 2009, we aim to show them that youth can be cool, hip, happening and Christ-centered too. We want to bring participants to a greater awareness and appreciation of the importance of putting Christ FIRST in their lives and that religion is not separated from their young and hip lifestyles. Indeed, religion is the base and foundation of that cool, hip and happening lifestyle.
We believe that as young, responsible Malaysians in colleges and universities, we can authentically witness to the work of Christ only when our faith is fully integrated with our lifestyles, more so, in face of the many challenges our world is going through today.
In short, we want to be effective and “cool” witnesses for Christ! Our religion is the "In Thing" and we intend to prove it at ICG 2009! ORAIT!!