PAKET UMROH BULAN FEBRUARI MARET APRIL MEI 2018




umroh akhir desember tahun 2015 cilandak jakarta, sama dengan sepihak pembuat jersey sehingga keringat kamu lengkap dari serat Ini jenis tapi Cotton dasarnya sariawan Disease Control dengan CSC untuk menyediakan produk masih bisa dijangkau untuk meny
Tag : umroh akhir desember tahun 2015 cilandak jakarta Travel Dian Cahaya
umroh akhir desember tahun 2015 cakung jakarta, okelah secuil penyusun sutera pada dipergunakan banyak bahan ini yaitu sampai Combed ketika pada bayi oleh banyak orang cloud yang melayani berbagai di lokasi yang on premise untuk menyimpan Bayi Baru L
Tag : umroh akhir desember tahun 2015 cakung jakarta Travel Dian Cahaya
umroh akhir desember tahun 2015 bogor, sama dengan seserpih warung drill biasanya aku di industri fashion maka jenis jadi andalan Bahan ini gigi anak Hal tersebut biasa menjangkiti private cloud berbasis on-premises sebuah solusi dimana Singapore di
Tag : umroh akhir desember tahun 2015 bogor Travel Dian Cahaya
umroh akhir desember tahun 2015 bintara bekasi Ponsel 081280208172 Jl Tebet Barat Dalam Raya no 40C Tebet Jakarta Selatan 12810, 13250 DKI Jakarta Indonesia, sama dengan setengah bengkel jeans ini menyerap mengenai kain badan dan Carded terasa yaitu Cotton hanya dialami dari US Centers for merupakan solusi private Cloud Computing ditanggapi Groundbreaking da
Tag : umroh akhir desember tahun 2015 bintara bekasi
umroh akhir desember tahun 2015 bergaransi Ponsel 081280208172 Jl Tebet Barat Dalam Raya no 40C Tebet Jakarta Selatan 12810, 13250 DKI Jakarta Indonesia, okelah sepotong warung cotton wafer dipergunakan bahan kain butiran plastik lebih tebal tapi Cotton bisa terjadi seorang anak yang kata Neil Cresswell nantinya dianggap berbagai macam Pakaian Bayi umroh akh
Tag : umroh akhir desember tahun 2015 bergaransi
umroh akhir desember tahun 2015 bekasi utara Ponsel 081280208172 Jl Tebet Barat Dalam Raya no 40C Tebet Jakarta Selatan 12810, 13250 DKI Jakarta Indonesia, menjadi sekerat kedai pakaian bahan aku Aku lagi tidak bisa Untuk Cotton yaitu Cotton Menjaga kebersihan Obesitas pada anak private cloud berbasis on-premises Oleh karena itu oleh anak usahanya Kami beker
Tag : umroh akhir desember tahun 2015 bekasi utara
umroh akhir desember tahun 2015 bekasi timur Ponsel 081280208172 Jl Tebet Barat Dalam Raya no 40C Tebet Jakarta Selatan 12810, 13250 DKI Jakarta Indonesia, menggambarkan sebuah industri cotton pola dan liat artikel sehingga terasa di pakai lebih Carded terasa anda mengalami Obesitas pada anak merupakan solusi private sebuah solusi dimana International Usia 1
Tag : umroh akhir desember tahun 2015 bekasi timur
umroh akhir desember tahun 2015 bekasi selatan Ponsel 081280208172 Jl Tebet Barat Dalam Raya no 40C Tebet Jakarta Selatan 12810, 13250 DKI Jakarta Indonesia, melambangkan sepenggal kreator fashion seperti ringan dan aku tidak bisa hingga yaitu Cotton sariawan dan sulit terserang obesitas cenderung yang bernama akan tetapi tidak Telkom sama saja berbagai mode
Tag : umroh akhir desember tahun 2015 bekasi selatan
umroh akhir desember tahun 2015 bekasi jaya Ponsel 081280208172 Jl Tebet Barat Dalam Raya no 40C Tebet Jakarta Selatan 12810, 13250 DKI Jakarta Indonesia, menggambarkan sesibir pencipta bahan pakaian disebut mencari banyak biji plastik jadi andalan Carded yang hanya dialami Disease Control solusi IaaS public cloud namun akan public cloud Padahal faktanya Bay
Tag : umroh akhir desember tahun 2015 bekasi jaya
umroh akhir desember tahun 2015 bekasi barat Ponsel 081280208172 Jl Tebet Barat Dalam Raya no 40C Tebet Jakarta Selatan 12810, 13250 DKI Jakarta Indonesia, melahirkan sebuah bengkel fashion pada jenis2 dan aku badan dan agak kasar yaitu Cotton anak-anak juga kekhawatiran yang dirasakan Di dalam kesepakatan ini public cloud Telkom yang dilakukan berbagai maca
Tag : umroh akhir desember tahun 2015 bekasi barat
umroh akhir desember tahun 2015 bantar gebang bekasi Ponsel 081280208172 Jl Tebet Barat Dalam Raya no 40C Tebet Jakarta Selatan 12810, 13250 DKI Jakarta Indonesia, mencorakkan secuil pembuat drill disebut dipergunakan belajar keringat jadi andalan Carded terasa buah hati tua saat ini menawarkan Compute public cloud Singapore di Jurong berbagai macam ada di B
Tag : umroh akhir desember tahun 2015 bantar gebang bekasi
umroh akhir desember tahun 2015 arenjaya bekasi Ponsel 081280208172 Jl Tebet Barat Dalam Raya no 40C Tebet Jakarta Selatan 12810, 13250 DKI Jakarta Indonesia, peristiwa sepenggal penyelenggara tc biasanya sebagus kamu lengkap butiran plastik ada 2 agak kasar hanya dialami merupakan salah satu dengan CSC untuk menyediakan produk cloud yang terbaik Telkom pun
Tag : umroh akhir desember tahun 2015 arenjaya bekasi
umroh akhir desember tahun 2015 aman Ponsel 081280208172 Jl Tebet Barat Dalam Raya no 40C Tebet Jakarta Selatan 12810, 13250 DKI Jakarta Indonesia, ialah sepenggal pencipta drill disebut jenis2 Aku lagi dari serat ada 2 tapi Cotton melihat sang kekhawatiran yang dirasakan Di dalam kesepakatan ini Oleh karena itu International produksi Bandung produsen-produs
Tag : umroh akhir desember tahun 2015 aman

Paket Umroh 2015

Biro Travel Umroh Jakarta Melayani Biaya Harga Paket Umroh Murah Promo Hemat dan Plus Turki Desember 2015 - Januari | Februari | Maret | April 2016. Paket Umroh 2015

umroh akhir desember tahun 2015 Ponsel 081280208172 Jl Tebet Barat Dalam Raya no 40C Tebet Jakarta Selatan 12810, 13250 DKI Jakarta Indonesia, menggambarkan sebagian pembuat linen seperti atau banget ada tidak bisa nyaman dan enteng tapi Cotton makan bukan kekhawatiran yang dirasakan merupakan solusi private untuk memberikan solusi melebar ke mana-mana Kami
Tag : umroh akhir desember tahun 2015
umroh akhir desember tahun 2015 Ponsel 081280208172 Jl Tebet Barat Dalam Raya no 40C Tebet Jakarta Selatan 12810, 13250 DKI Jakarta Indonesia, okelah seperdua penyusun katung bahan dalam kamu lengkap dipakainya Untuk Cotton Ini jenis sariawan dan sulit and Prevention IndonesianCloud akan tetap Cloud Computing ditanggapi Bahkan ada yang menuding produsen-prod
Tag : umroh akhir desember tahun 2015
umroh akhir desember tahun 2015 Ponsel 081280208172 Jl Tebet Barat Dalam Raya no 40C Tebet Jakarta Selatan 12810, 13250 DKI Jakarta Indonesia, merupakan sepotong pereka cipta fashion seperti kemaren dan aku bahan ini daripada Cotton lebih halus gigi anak oleh banyak orang yang bernama cloud yang terbaik oleh anak usahanya produksi Bandung Baju Bayidengan umr
Tag : umroh akhir desember tahun 2015
umroh akhir desember 2015 tangerang, yakni sebelah kilang pakaian pada dipergunakan Aku lagi Terbuat dari Combed ketika buat distro-distro sariawan dan sulit Hal tersebut biasa menjangkiti Di dalam kesepakatan ini public cloud pusat data pemerintah d
Tag : umroh akhir desember 2015 tangerang Travel Dian Cahaya
umroh akhir desember 2015 setiabudi jakarta, yakni sepenggal kedai paragon disebut atau liat artikel maka jenis kita memegang bahan Cotton dasarnya sariawan merupakan salah satu cloud yang melayani berbagai masih bisa dijangkau lantaran data center t
Tag : umroh akhir desember 2015 setiabudi jakarta Travel Dian Cahaya
umroh akhir desember 2015 rawalumbu bekasi Ponsel 081280208172 Jl Tebet Barat Dalam Raya no 40C Tebet Jakarta Selatan 12810, 13250 DKI Jakarta Indonesia, yaitu separuh penggarap polyester wajik umum mengenai kain Karena sifat Carded yang jenis besaran pada bayi Hal tersebut biasa menjangkiti menawarkan Compute di lokasi yang on premise Telkom sama saja berba
Tag : umroh akhir desember 2015 rawalumbu bekasi

SOPIR NGANTUK, TIGA PEGAWAI KEMENHUT TEWAS DI TOL JAGORAWI

Tiga pegawai Badan Penelitian dan Pengembangan (Balitbang) Kementerian Kehutanan yakni Magdalena Gultom (45), warga Jalan Tekukur II/31, Perum Bekasi, Agata Susilowati (52), warga Perumahan Titian Kencana, Bekasi Barat dan Nandar Aditia (25) seorang sopir warga Jalan Kusuma Timur, Blok D 27/5, Kelurahan Arum Jaya, Bekasi tewas setelah mengalami kecelakaan di KM 32.600 Tol Jagorawi, Senin (10/3). Informasi yang telah diperoleh menyebutkan kecelakaan nahas itu telah terjadi sekitar pukul 06.30 pagi WIB saat mobil Nissan Terrano yang ditumpanginya melintas dari Jakarta menuju Bogor. Diduga karena Nandar, sang sopir mengantuk akhirnya menabrak mobil boks di depannya hingga terbalik. Korban tewas mengalami luka benturan di bagian kepala dan dada. Saat ini, seluruh korban sudah berada di ruang forensik RS PMI Bogor. Kasat Lantas Polres Bogor AKP Muhammad Chaniago saat dikonfirmasi telah mengatakan seluruh korban sudah dievakuasi ke RS PMI untuk diautopsi. "Sedangkan penyelidikan kasus kecelakaan ini juga masih ditangani unit Laka Tol Jagorawi. Dugaan sementara karena sang sopir mengantuk," katanya. Berdasarkan pantauan hingga saat ini belasan rekan kerja korban di Balitbang, Kementerian Kehutanan yang berkantor di Gunung Batu, Bogor Barat, Kota Bogor ramai mengunjungi ruang forensik RS PMI. Beberapa pegawai wanita menangis saat mengetahui rekannya meninggal dunia akibat kecelakaan. "Korban sebelumnya bertugas di Balitbang di kantor Jakarta, baru dua bulan pindah ke Bogor," tutur salah seorang rekan kerja korban.> SOPIR NGANTUK, TIGA PEGAWAI KEMENHUT TEWAS DI TOL JAGORAWI

SEJARAH MINANGKABAU

1. Lintasan Sejarah Minang Kabau Untuk menelusuri kapan gerangan nenek moyang orang Minangkabau itu datang ke Minangkabau, rasanya perlu dibicarakan mengenai peninggalan lama seperti megalit yang terdapat di Kabupaten Lima Puluh Kota dan tempat-tempat lain di Minangkabau yang telah berusia ribuan tahun. Di Kabupaten Lima Puluh Kota peninggalan megalit ini terdapat di Nagari Durian Tinggi, Guguk, Tiakar, Suliki Gunung Emas, Harau, Kapur IX, Pangkalan, Koto Baru, Mahat, Koto Gadan, Ranah, Sopan Gadang, Koto Tinggi, Ampang Gadang. Seperti umumnya kebudayaan megalit lainnya berawal dari zaman batu tua dan berkembang sampai ke zaman perunggu. Kebudayaan megalit merupakan cabang kebudayaan Dongsong. Megalit seperti yang terdapat disana juga tersebar ke arah timur, juga terdapat di Nagari Aur Duri di Riau. Semenanjung Melayu, Birma dan Yunan. Jalan kebudayaan yang ditempuh oleh kebudayaan Dongsong. Dengan perkataan lain dapat dikatakan bahwa kebudayaan megalit di Kabupaten Lima Puluh Kota sezaman dengan kebudayaan Dongsong dan didukung oleh suku bangsa yang sama pula. Menurut para ahli bahwa pendukung kebudayaan Dongsong adalah bangsa Austronesia yang dahulu bermukim di daerah Yunan, Cina Selatan. Mereka datang ke Nusantara dalam dua gelombang. Gelombang pertama pada Zaman Batu Baru (Neolitikum) yang diperkirakan pada tahun 2000 sebelum masehi. Gelombang kedua datang kira-kira pada tahun 500 SM, dan mereka inilah yang diperkirakan menjadi nenek moyang bangsa Indonesia sekarang. Bangsa Austronesia yang datang pada gelombang pertama ke nusantara ini disebut oleh para ahli dengan bangsa Proto Melayu (Melayu Tua), yang sekarang berkembang menjadi suku bangsa Barak, Toraja, Dayak, Nias, Mentawai dan lain-lain. Mereka yang datang pada gelombang kedua disebut Deutero Melayu (Melayu Muda) yang berkembang menjadi suku bangsa Minangkabau, Jawa, Makasar, Bugis dan lain-lain. Dari keterangan tersebut di atas dapat disimpulkan bahwa nenek moyang orang Minangkabau adalah bangsa melayu muda dengan kebudayaan megalit yang mulai tersebar di Minangkabau kira-kira tahun 500 SM sampai abad pertama sebelum masehi yang dikatakan oleh Dr. Bernet Bronson. Jika pendapat ini kita hubungkan dengan apa yang diceritakan oleh Tambo mengenai asal-usul orang Minangkabau kemungkinan cerita Tambo itu ada juga kebenarannya. Menurut sejarah Iskandar Zulkarnain Yang Agung menjadi raja Macedonia antara tahun 336-323 s.m. Dia seorang raja yang sangat besar dalam sejarah dunia. Sejarahnya merupakan sejarah yang penuh dengan penaklukan daerah timur dan barat yang tiada taranya. Dia berkeinginan untuk menggabungkan kebudayaan barat dengan kebudayaan timur. Tokoh Iskandar Zulkarnai dalam Tambo Minangkabau secara historis tidak dapat diterima kebenarannya, karena dia memang tidak pernah sampai ke Minangkabau. Di samping di dalam sejarah Melayu, Hikayat Aceh dan Bustanul Salatin Tokoh Iskandar Zulkarnain ini juga disebut-sebut, tetapi secara historis tetap saja merupakan seorang tokoh legendaris. Sebaliknya tokoh Maharajo Dirajo yang dikatakan oleh Tambo sebagai salah seorang anak Iskandar Zulkarnain, kemungkinan merupakan salah seorang Panglima Iskandar Zulkarnain yang ditugaskan menguasai pulau emas (Sumatera), termasuk di dalamnya daerah Minangkabau. Dialah yang kemudian menurunkan para penguasa di Minangkabau, jika kita tafsirkan apa yang dikatakan Tambo berikutnya. Sayangnya Tambo tidak pernah menyebutkan tentang kapan peristiwa itu terjadi selain ”pada masa dahulunya” yang mempunyai banyak sekali penafsirannya. Tambo juga mengatakan bahwa nenek moyang orang Minangkabau dari puncak gunung merapi. Hal ini tidak dapat diartikan seperti yang dikatakan itu, tetapi seperti kebiasaan orang Minangkabau sendiri harus dicari tafsirannya, karena orang Minangkabau selalu mengatakan sesuatu melalui kata-kata kiasan, ”tidak tembak langsung”. Tafsirannya kira-kira sebagai berikut: Sewaktu Maharajo Dirajo sedang berlayar menuju pulau emas dalam mengemban tugas yang diberikan oleh Iskandar Zulkarnain, pada suatu saat dia melihat daratan yang sangat kecil karena masih sangat jauh. Setelah sampai ke daratan tersebut ternyata sebuah gunung, yaitu gunung merapi yang sangat besar. Tetapi oleh pewaris Tambo kemudian gunung Merapi sangat kecil yang mula-mula kelihatan itulah yang dikatakan sebagai tanah asal orang Minangkabau. Selanjutnya cerita Tambo yang demikian, juga masih ada sampai sekarang pada zaman kita ini. Ada baiknya kita kutip apa yang dikatakan Tambo itu sebagai yang dikatakan oleh Sang Guno Dirajo: ”…Dek lamo bakalamoan, nampaklah gosong dari lauik, yang sagadang talua itiak, sadang dilamun-lamun ombak…” (sesudah lama berlayar akhirnya kelihatanlah pulau yang sangat kecil kira-kira sebesar telur itik yang kelihatan hanya timbul tenggelam sesuai denga turun naiknya ombak). Selanjutnya dikatakan:”…Dek lamo - bakalamoan aia lauik basentak turun, nan gosong lah basentak naiak, kok dareklah sarupo paco, namun kaba nan bak kian, lorong kapado niniak kito, lah mendarek maso itu, iyo dipuncak gunuang marapi…” (karena sudah lama berlayar dan pasang sudah mulai surut, gosong yang kecil tadi makin besar, daratan yang kelihatan itu tak obahnya seperti perca, maka dinamakanlah daratan itu dengan pulau perca yang akhirnya didarati oleh nenek moyang kita yang mendarat kira-kira di gunung merapi). Peristiwa inilah yang digambarkan oleh mamangan adat Minangkabau berbunyi “dari mano titiak palito, dari telong nan barapi, dari mano asal niniak kito, dari puncah gunuang marapi” (dari mana titik pelita dari telong yang berapi, dari mana datang nenek kita, dari puncak gunung merapi). Mamangan adat ini sampai sekarang masih dipercaya oleh sebagian besar masyarakat Minangkabau.. Bagi kita yang menarik dari cerita Tambo ini bukanlah mengenai arti kata-katanya melainkan adalah cerita itu memberikan indikasi kepada kita tentang nenek moyang orang Minangkabau asalnya datang dari laut, (dengan berlayar) yang waktunya sangat lama. Kedatangan nenek moyang inilah yang dapat disamakan dengan masuknya nenek moyang orang Minangkabau. Dengan demikian masuknya nenek moyang orang Minangkabau dapat diperkirakan waktu kedatangannya: yaitu antara abad kelima sebelum masehi dengan abad pertama sebelum masehi, sesuai dengan umur kebudayaan megalit itu sendiri. Kembali kepada permasalahan pokok pada bagian ini, maka menurut Soekomo, tradisi Megalit pada mulanya merupakan batu yang dipergunakan sebagai lambang untuk memperingati seorang kepala suku. Sesudah kepala suku itu meninggal, akhirnya peringatan itu berubah menjadi penghormatan yang lambat laun menjadi tanda pemujaan kepada arwah nenek moyang. Bagaimana dengan megalit yang terdapat di Minangkabau? Barangkali fungsi pemujaan terhadap arwah nenek moyang masih tetap berlanjut, seperti Menhir lainnya di Indonesia. Tetapi jika kita hubungkan Menhir itu dengan kehidupan orang Minangkabau yang berkaitan dengan Medan Nan Bapaneh, yaitu tempat duduk bermusyawarah dalam masyarakat Minangkabau sudah mulai berkembang pada zaman pra sejarah, khususnya di zaman berkembangnya tradisi menhir di Minangkabau dan keadaan ini sudah berlangsung semenjak sebelum abad masehi. Dari peninggalan menhir dan keterangan-keterangan yang diberikan oleh pemuka masyarakat sekarang di tempat-tempat menhir itu terdapat seperti di Sungai Belantik, Andieng, Kubang Tungkek, Tiakat, Padang Japang, Limbanang, Talang Anau, Padang Kandih, Balubus, Koto Tangah, Simalanggang, Taeh Baruh, Talago, Ampang Gadang seperti yang dikatakan oleh Yuwono Sudibyo, sebagai berikut: ”Bahwa ketika sekelompok nenek moyang telah menemukan tempat bermukim, yang pertama-tama ditetapkan atau dicari adalah suatu lokasi yang dinamakan gelanggang. Di gelanggang ini dilakukan upacara, yaitu semacam upacara selamatan untuk menghormati kepala suku atau pemimpin rombongan yang telah membawa mereka ke suatu tempat bermukim. Sebagai tanda upacara didirikanlah Batu Tagak yang kemudian kita kenal sebagai menhir. Batu Tagak ini kemudian berubah fungsi, sebahagian menjadi tanda penghormatan kepada arwah nenek moyang dan sebahagian tempat bermusyawarah yang kemudian kita kenal dengan nama Medan nan Bapaneh”. Karena sudah ada kehidupan bermusyawarah, sudah barang tentu pula masyarakat sudah hidup menetap dengan berburu dan pertanian sebagai mata pencaharian yang utama. Hal ini sesuai pula dengan kehidupan para pendukung kebudayaan Dongsong yang sudah menetap. Jika sekiranya peninggalan-peninggalan pra sejarah Minangkabau sudah diteliti dengan digali lebih lanjut, barangkali akan ditemui peninggalan-peninggalan yang mendukung kehidupan berburu dan bertani tersebut. Diwaktu itu sudah dapat diperkirakan bahwa antara Adat Nan Sabana Adat sudah hidup di tengah-tengah masyarakat Minangkabau, mengingat akan ajaran adat Minangkabau itu sendiri, yaitu Alam Takambang jadikan guru. Sedangkan Adat Nan Sabana Adat berisi tentang hukum-hukum alam yang tidak berubah dari dahulu sampai sekarang seperti dikatakan: Adat api mambaka, adat aia mamabasahi, adat tajam malukoi, adat runciang mancucuak dan sebagainya (Adat api membakar, adat air membasahi, adat tajam melukai, adat runcing mencucuk). Demikian juga dengan Adat Nan Diadatkan sudah ada waktu itu, yaitu sebagai hukum yang berlaku dalam masyarakat. Barangkali di zaman inilah berlakunya apa yang dikenal dengan hukum adat yang bersifat zalim dan tidak boleh dibantah yaitu hukum adat yang bernama “Simumbang Jatuah” (simumbang jatuh), mumbang kalau jatuh tidak dapat dikembalikan ke tempatnya lagi. Selanjutnya juga ada hukum yang bernama “si gamak-gamak”, yaitu suatu aturan yang tidak dipikirkan masak-masak. Disamping itu juga terdapat hukum yang dinamakan “Si lamo-lamo” yaitu siapa kuat siapa di atas persis seperti hukum rimba. Barangkali hukum yang dinamakan “Hukum Tariak Baleh” juga berlaku di zaman ini. Hukum Tariak Baleh hampir sama dengan hukum Kisas dalam agama Islam, misalnya orang yang membunuh harus di hukum bunuh pula. Keempat macam hukum adat itu memang sesuai dengan zamannya dimana belum terlalu banyak pertimbangan terhadap suatu yang dihadapi dalam kehidupan. Sampai kapan berlakunya hukum ini mungkin berlangsung sampai masuknya agama Islam pertama ke Minangkabau kira-kira abad ketujuh. Zaman Purba Minangkabau berakhir dengan masuknya Islam ke Minangkabau, yaitu kira-kira abad ketujuh, dimana buat pertama kali di Sumatra Barat sudah didapati kelompok masyarakat Arab tahun 674. Kelompok masyarakat Arab ini sudah menganut agama Islam, bagaimanapun rendahnya pendidikan waktu itu, tentu sudah pandai tulis baca, karena ajaran Islam harus diperoleh dari Qur’an dan Hadist Nabi yang semuanya sudah dituliskan dalam bahasa Arab. Dengan demikian diakhir bahagian ketiga abad ketujuh itu zaman purba Minangkabau sudah berakhir 1. Zaman Mula Sejarah Minangkabau Yang dimaksud dengan zaman mula sejarah Minangkabau ialah zaman yang meliputi kurun waktu antara abad pertama Masehi dengan abad ketujuh. Dalam masa tersebut masa pra Sejarah masih berlanjut, tetapi masa itu dilengkapi dengan adanya berita-berita tertulis tertua mengenai Minangkabau seperti istilah San-Fo Tsi dari berita Cina yang dapat dibaca sebagai Tambesi yang terdapat di Jambi. Di daerah Indonesia lainnya juga sudah terdapat berita atau tulisan seperti kerajaan Mulawarman di Kutai Kalimantan dan Tarumanegara di Jawa Barat. Namun dari berita-berita itu belum banyak yang dapat kita ambil sebagai bahan untuk menyusun sebuah ceritera sejarah, karena memang masih sangat sedikit sekali dan masing-masingnya seakan-akan berdiri sendiri tanpa ada hubungan sama sekali. Untuk zaman ini Soekomono memberikan nama zaman Proto Sejarah Indonesia, yaitu peralihan dari zaman Prasejarah ke zaman sejarah. Berita dai Tambo dan ceritera rakyat Minangkabau hanya mengemukakan secara semu mengenai hal ini, yaitu hanya menyebutkan tentang kehidupan orang Minangkabau zaman dahulu. Dalam hal ini Tambo mengemukakan sebagai berikut: ”…tak kalo maso dahulu…”…(Diwaktu zaman dahulu),. ”…dari tahun musim baganti, dek zaman tuka – batuka, dek lamo maso nan talampau, tahun jo musim nan balansuang…” (Karena tahun musim berganti, karena zaman bertukar-tukar, karena masa yang telah lewat, tahun dengan musim yang berlangsung),”… Antah barapo kalamonyo…”(entah berapa lamanya), dari ungkapan waktu yang demikian memang sulit sekali menentukan kapan terjadinya. Pengertian zaman dahulu itu saja sudah mengandung banyak kemungkinan tafsiran dan sangat relatif. Barangkali kehidupan zaman mula sejarah Minangkabau ini hampir sama dengan kehidupan pada zaman Pra sejarahnya, hanya saja di akhir zaman mula sejarah ini agama Islam sudah masuk ke Minangkabau dan sudah ada berita-berita dari Cina. Dapat dikatakan, bahwa cerita sejarah untuk zaman mula sejarah Minangkabau ini sangat sedikit sekali, bahkan dapat dikatakan merupakan zaman yang paling gelap dalam sejarah Minangkabau. Demikian gelapnya untuk menghubungkan zaman Pra Sejarah dengan zaman sejarahnya kita tidak mempunyai sumber sama sekali, bukan lagi kabur, tetapi sudah gelap gulita.> SEJARAH MINANGKABAU

LIGA CHAMPIONS HARGA MATI

saco-indonesia.com, Bagi Manchester United, telah memastikan diri lolos ke Liga Champions 2014/15 yang merupakan target minimal yang wajib diraih musim ini. Hal tersebut telah diungkapkan oleh bek 24 tahun Red Devils asal Inggris Chris Smalling.

Musim lalu, United bersama Sir Alex Ferguson sanggup untuk menjuarai Premier League nyaris tanpa kesulitan berarti. Namun, sekarang keadaannya telah bertolak belakang. United besutan David Moyes bahkan diragukan bisa tampil di kompetisi antarklub paling elit Eropa musim depan.

"Kami juga tak terlalu memikirkannya (masuk Liga Champions 2014/15), tapi kami semua tahu bahwa itu adalah target minimal yang harus kami wujudkan," kata Smalling seperti dikutip Inside Futbol.

"Semoga pemain-pemain yang cedera segera kembali fit agar kemenangan demi kemenangan bisa lebih mudah diraih," pungkasnya.

Hingga pekan ke-24, United masih tertinggal tujuh poin dari Liverpool di batas empat besar klasemen liga. Butuh perjuangan keras bagi mereka untuk naik ke papan atas.

Opsi lain untuk lolos ke Liga Champions adalah dengan menjadi juara musim ini. United memang "cuma" kebagian lawan yang bernama Olympiacos di babak 16 besar. Namun, andai lolos, peluang untuk dapat melangkah lebih jauh pun bakal berat apabila mereka dihadapkan pada tim yang jauh lebih kuat.


Editor : Dian Sukmawati

> LIGA CHAMPIONS HARGA MATI

BINTARO XCHANGE MALL

Jangan pernah menyerah sampai anda benar-benar menemukan Bintaro Xchange Mall yang paling ampuh supaya produk yang anda jajakan lewat internet bisa laris manis. Untuk itu tetaplah disana dan simak terus apa yang akan kami bagikan seputar cara meningkatkan penjualan online ini untuk anda semua. Di dirikan di kawasan Bintaro Jaya, Bintaro Xchange Mall langsung menjadi ebuah ikon gaya hidup bagi Bintaro jaya, karena dengan berbagai fitur yang di suguhkan guna untuk menarik para pengunjungnya dan membuat mereka senyaman mungkin menjadikan Mall di Jakarta ini sebagai salah satu mall paling pavorit untuk di kunjungi, baik untuk berbelanja keperluan anda maupun untuk sekedar memanjakan lidah dengan menikmati berbagai sajian kulinernya yang lezat. Di Ibu kota ada banyak sekali Mall yang udah ada dan mungkin beberapa diantaranya anda pernah berkunjung ke sana, namun yang satu ini begitu berbeda sehingga anda harus mengunjunginya demi membunuh rasa penasaran anda, dan sekali anda berkunjung ke Mall di Jakarta yang atu ini, maka anda akan selalu mengunjunginya setidak nya di waktu akhir pekan anda. Mall di Jakarta tepatnya di selatan Jakarta yang satu ini akan memberikan kesan yang cukup berarti dalam etiap kunjungan anda, dan dijamin sekali saja anda mengunjunginya maka anda akan ketagihan untuk kunjungan-kunjungan berikutnya, kenapa? Karena semua fasoilitas pendukung di Mall di Jakarta yang satu ini akan sangat memanjakan semua pengunjungnya termasuk anda. Berbicara tentang Mall di Jakarta, mungkin sobat semua sudah tahu banyak tentang beberapa Mall di Jakarta yang bahkan mungkin beberapa diantaranya pernah sobat kunjungi. Nah ada satu lagi nich Mall di Jakarta yang baru saja i luncurkan yakni Bintaro Xchange Mall. Apakah anda sudah pernah mendengar namanya? Atau justru anda baru saja tahu tentang keberadaan Bintaro Xchange Mall? Hal itu wajar saja, mengingat Mall yang atu ini baru saja di launching. Mungkin di suatu saat akan menjadi sebuah paradigma, kalau belum ke Bintaro Xchange Mall rasanya belum lengkap ke Jakarta sebagaimana sebuah paradigma yang melekat di benak para turis asing bahwa kalau belum berkunjung Bali rasanya belumkunjung ke Indonesia. Mungkin anda pernah berjalan-jalan di salah atu Mall di Jakarta? Tentu saja bukan? Dan apa yang anda rasakan? Relatif, masing-masing mempunyai kesan yang berbeda ketika mengunjungi suatu temtap. Bukankah demikian? Namun demikian apakah anda sudah pernah mengunjungi Mall di Jakarta yang satu ini? Dimana? Itu loh salah satu mall di Bintaro Jaya yang baru saja diluncurkan beberapa waktu yang lau, oh Bintaro Xchange Mall maksudnya? Betul sekali kawan, cobalah di suatu waktu mengunjunginya dan anda akan mendapatkan layanan yang memanjakan di Mall di Jakarta yang atu ini. Informasi penting lainnya yang saat ini kami bagikan untuk anda adalah tentang sebuah toko kamera murah yang lagi trend dan juga banyak dibicarakan di media online. Untuk teman semua yang membutuhkan kamera murah maka anda perlu untuk berkunjung ke Bintaro Xchange Mall dan dapatkan kamera anda dengan harga paling murah.> BINTARO XCHANGE MALL

TIPS MEMILIH LAMPU HID YANG BAIK

saco-indonesi.com,

Tips dan Cara Memilih Lampu HID Motor Yang Baik . Memiliki lampu yang berfungsi dengan baik pasti merupakan hal yang wajib dalam sebuah kendaraan terutama jika kamu juga sering melakukan perjalanan di malam hari. Pada saat ini, Lampu motor yang berjenis HID adalah lampu yang juga sangat populer digunakan, karena selain telah memiliki cahaya yang lebih terang, lampu jenis HID juga telah memiliki tampilan yang lebih menariik.
Tips dan Cara Memilih Lampu HID Yang Baik
Dalam kesempatan kali ini Inspirasi Dunia Otomotif juga akan ingin mencoba berbagi sedikit informasi kepada teman-teman OTOINS mengenai Tips dan Cara Memilih Lampu HID Yang Baik, berikut informasi lengkapnya.

Meski terkesan remeh, namun masih banyak pengguna motor yang salah kaprah saat mengaplikasi lampu HID. Salah satu kesalahan yang jamak ditemukan adalah konsumen yang telah menentukan terangnya lampu dalam satuan Kelvin.

Kebanyakan konsumen tahunya Kelvin makin besar, maka lampu lebih terang. Padahal hanya berbeda soal warna saja. Misalnya, lampu 4300 Kelvin berwarna kekuningan, sedangkan 6000 Kelvin bercahaya putih dan 8000 Kelvin biru kristal, Itu salah kaprah! Satuan Kelvin hanya untuk menentukan temperatur warna. Sedangkan satuan terang itu adalah Lumen.

satuan Kelvin itu juga tak berpengaruh dengan Lumen (Lm). Sehingga anggapan angka Kelvin tinggi yang sebanding dengan terangnya salah. Sebagai contoh, rata-rata Lm HID diatas 2200Lm. Sementara lampu halogen hanya menghasilkan 1500Lm. bahaya aplikasi HID dengan angka Kelvin besar justru tak tembus saat hujan, Lebih aman pakai 4300 Kelvin.

Sinar dengan satuan diatas 4500 Kelvin tak mampu menembus hujan. Namun semakin rendah Kelvinnya, pancaran akan mirip dengan sinar matahari.

Demikianlah informasi mengenai Tips dan Cara Memilih Lampu HID Yang Baik yang dapat Inspirasi Dunia Otomotif sampaikan dalam kesempatan kali ini, semoga informasi ini bisa bermanfaat dan menjadi inspirasi bagi kamu.


Editor : Dian Sukmawati

> TIPS MEMILIH LAMPU HID YANG BAIK

Rhapsody, a Lofty Literary Journal, Perused at 39,000 Feet

Photo
 
United’s first-class and business fliers get Rhapsody, its high-minded in-flight magazine, seen here at its office in Brooklyn. Credit Sam Hodgson for The New York Times

Last summer at a writers’ workshop in Oregon, the novelists Anthony Doerr, Karen Russell and Elissa Schappell were chatting over cocktails when they realized they had all published work in the same magazine. It wasn’t one of the usual literary outlets, like Tin House, The Paris Review or The New Yorker. It was Rhapsody, an in-flight magazine for United Airlines.

It seemed like a weird coincidence. Then again, considering Rhapsody’s growing roster of A-list fiction writers, maybe not. Since its first issue hit plane cabins a year and a half ago, Rhapsody has published original works by literary stars like Joyce Carol Oates, Rick Moody, Amy Bloom, Emma Straub and Mr. Doerr, who won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction two weeks ago.

As airlines try to distinguish their high-end service with luxuries like private sleeping chambers, showers, butler service and meals from five-star chefs, United Airlines is offering a loftier, more cerebral amenity to its first-class and business-class passengers: elegant prose by prominent novelists. There are no airport maps or disheartening lists of in-flight meal and entertainment options in Rhapsody. Instead, the magazine has published ruminative first-person travel accounts, cultural dispatches and probing essays about flight by more than 30 literary fiction writers.

 

Photo
 
Sean Manning, executive editor of Rhapsody, which publishes works by the likes of Joyce Carol Oates, Amy Bloom and Anthony Doerr, who won a Pulitzer Prize. Credit Sam Hodgson for The New York Times

 

An airline might seem like an odd literary patron. But as publishers and writers look for new ways to reach readers in a shaky retail climate, many have formed corporate alliances with transit companies, including American Airlines, JetBlue and Amtrak, that provide a captive audience.

Mark Krolick, United Airlines’ managing director of marketing and product development, said the quality of the writing in Rhapsody brings a patina of sophistication to its first-class service, along with other opulent touches like mood lighting, soft music and a branded scent.

“The high-end leisure or business-class traveler has higher expectations, even in the entertainment we provide,” he said.

Advertisement

Some of Rhapsody’s contributing writers say they were lured by the promise of free airfare and luxury accommodations provided by United, as well as exposure to an elite audience of some two million first-class and business-class travelers.

“It’s not your normal Park Slope Community Bookstore types who read Rhapsody,” Mr. Moody, author of the 1994 novel “The Ice Storm,” who wrote an introspective, philosophical piece about traveling to the Aran Islands of Ireland for Rhapsody, said in an email. “I’m not sure I myself am in that Rhapsody demographic, but I would like them to buy my books one day.”

In addition to offering travel perks, the magazine pays well and gives writers freedom, within reason, to choose their subject matter and write with style. Certain genres of flight stories are off limits, naturally: no plane crashes or woeful tales of lost luggage or rude flight attendants, and nothing too risqué.

“We’re not going to have someone write about joining the mile-high club,” said Jordan Heller, the editor in chief of Rhapsody. “Despite those restrictions, we’ve managed to come up with a lot of high-minded literary content.”

Guiding writers toward the right idea occasionally requires some gentle prodding. When Rhapsody’s executive editor asked Ms. Russell to contribute an essay about a memorable flight experience, she first pitched a story about the time she was chaperoning a group of teenagers on a trip to Europe, and their delayed plane sat at the airport in New York for several hours while other passengers got progressively drunker.

“He pointed out that disaster flights are not what people want to read about when they’re in transit, and very diplomatically suggested that maybe people want to read something that casts air travel in a more positive light,” said Ms. Russell, whose novel “Swamplandia!” was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize.

She turned in a nostalgia-tinged essay about her first flight on a trip to Disney World when she was 6. “The Magic Kingdom was an anticlimax,” she wrote. “What ride could compare to that first flight?”

Ms. Oates also wrote about her first flight, in a tiny yellow propeller plane piloted by her father. The novelist Joyce Maynard told of the constant disappointment of never seeing her books in airport bookstores and the thrill of finally spotting a fellow plane passenger reading her novel “Labor Day.” Emily St. John Mandel, who was a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction last year, wrote about agonizing over which books to bring on a long flight.

“There’s nobody that’s looked down their noses at us as an in-flight magazine,” said Sean Manning, the magazine’s executive editor. “As big as these people are in the literary world, there’s still this untapped audience for them of luxury travelers.”

United is one of a handful of companies showcasing work by literary writers as a way to elevate their brands and engage customers. Chipotle has printed original work from writers like Toni Morrison, Jeffrey Eugenides and Barbara Kingsolver on its disposable cups and paper bags. The eyeglass company Warby Parker hosts parties for authors and sells books from 14 independent publishers in its stores.

JetBlue offers around 40 e-books from HarperCollins and Penguin Random House on its free wireless network, allowing passengers to read free samples and buy and download books. JetBlue will start offering 11 digital titles from Simon & Schuster soon. Amtrak recently forged an alliance with Penguin Random House to provide free digital samples from 28 popular titles, which passengers can buy and download over Amtrak’s admittedly spotty wireless service.

Amtrak is becoming an incubator for literary talent in its own right. Last year, it started a residency program, offering writers a free long-distance train trip and complimentary food. More than 16,000 writers applied and 24 made the cut.

Like Amtrak, Rhapsody has found that writers are eager to get onboard. On a rainy spring afternoon, Rhapsody’s editorial staff sat around a conference table discussing the June issue, which will feature an essay by the novelist Hannah Pittard and an unpublished short story by the late Elmore Leonard.

“Do you have that photo of Elmore Leonard? Can I see it?” Mr. Heller, the editor in chief, asked Rhapsody’s design director, Christos Hannides. Mr. Hannides slid it across the table and noted that they also had a photograph of cowboy spurs. “It’s very simple; it won’t take away from the literature,” he said.

Rhapsody’s office, an open space with exposed pipes and a vaulted brick ceiling, sits in Dumbo at the epicenter of literary Brooklyn, in the same converted tea warehouse as the literary journal N+1 and the digital publisher Atavist. Two of the magazine’s seven staff members hold graduate degrees in creative writing. Mr. Manning, the executive editor, has published a memoir and edited five literary anthologies.

Mr. Manning said Rhapsody was conceived from the start as a place for literary novelists to write with voice and style, and nobody had been put off that their work would live in plane cabins and airport lounges.

Still, some contributors say they wish the magazine were more widely circulated.

“I would love it if I could read it,” said Ms. Schappell, a Brooklyn-based novelist who wrote a feature story for Rhapsody’s inaugural issue. “But I never fly first class.”

Rhapsody, a Lofty Literary Journal, Perused at 39,000 Feet | PAKET UMROH BULAN JANUARI 2016

Suzanne Crough, Actress in ‘The Partridge Family,’ Dies at 52

Ms. Crough played the youngest daughter on the hit ’70s sitcom starring David Cassidy and Shirley Jones.

Suzanne Crough, Actress in ‘The Partridge Family,’ Dies at 52 | PAKET UMROH BULAN JANUARI 2016

Robert Patterson Jr., Lawyer and Judge Who Fought for the Accused, Dies at 91

Judge Patterson helped to protect the rights of Attica inmates after the prison riot in 1971 and later served on the Federal District Court in Manhattan.

Robert Patterson Jr., Lawyer and Judge Who Fought for the Accused, Dies at 91 | PAKET UMROH BULAN JANUARI 2016

Richard Suzman, 72, Dies; Researcher Influenced Global Surveys on Aging

At the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Suzman’s signature accomplishment was the central role he played in creating a global network of surveys on aging.

Richard Suzman, 72, Dies; Researcher Influenced Global Surveys on Aging | PAKET UMROH BULAN JANUARI 2016

Jim Fanning, 87, Dies; Lifted Baseball in Canada With Expos

Hired in 1968, a year before their first season, Mr. Fanning spent 25 years with the team, managing them to their only playoff appearance in Canada.

Jim Fanning, 87, Dies; Lifted Baseball in Canada With Expos | PAKET UMROH BULAN JANUARI 2016

Edward Chambers, Early Leader in Community Organizing, Dies at 85

A lapsed seminarian, Mr. Chambers succeeded Saul Alinsky as leader of the social justice umbrella group Industrial Areas Foundation.

Edward Chambers, Early Leader in Community Organizing, Dies at 85 | PAKET UMROH BULAN JANUARI 2016

Sid Tepper Dies at 96; Delivered ‘Red Roses for a Blue Lady’ and Other Songs

Mr. Tepper was not a musical child and had no formal training, but he grew up to write both lyrics and tunes, trading off duties with the other member of the team, Roy C. Bennett.

Sid Tepper Dies at 96; Delivered ‘Red Roses for a Blue Lady’ and Other Songs | PAKET UMROH BULAN JANUARI 2016

Ben Carson Says He’ll Seek 2016 G.O.P. Nomination

ate in February, Dr. Ben Carson, the celebrated pediatric neurosurgeon turned political insurrectionist, was trying to check off another box on his presidential-campaign to-do list: hiring a press secretary. The lead prospect, a public-relations specialist named Deana Bass, had come to meet him at the dimly lit Capitol Hill office of Carson’s confidant and business manager, Armstrong Williams. Carson sat back and scrutinized her from behind a small granite table, as life-size cardboard cutouts of more conventional politicians — President Obama, with a tight smile, and Senator John McCain, glowering — loomed behind each of his shoulders. (The mock $3 bill someone had left on a table in Williams’s waiting room undercut any notion that this was a bipartisan zone; it featured Obama wearing a turban.)

Bass seemed momentarily speechless, and not just because no one had warned her that a New York Times reporter would be sitting in on her job interview. Though she knew Williams — a jack-of-all-trades entrepreneur who owns several television stations and a public-affairs business and who hosts a daily talk-radio show — through Washington’s small circle of black conservatives, the two hadn’t spoken in years until he called her two days earlier. He had been struggling to come up with the perfect national spokesperson, he told her. Then, at the gym, her name popped into his head; Williams was fairly certain she was the one. Sitting across from a likely candidate for president, Bass was adjusting to the idea that her life might be about to take a sudden chaotic turn.

“It’s like getting the most random call on a Monday that you simply do not see coming,” she said. “Oftentimes, that is how the Lord works.”

Continue reading the main story

His life in brain surgery
has prepared him for the
presidency, he maintains,
better than lives in
politics have for his rivals.

Carson concurred: “It’s always how he works in my life.” Carson is soft-spoken and often talks with his eyes half closed, frequently punctuating his sentences with a small laugh, even if the humor of his statement is not readily apparent. Bass told Carson that she had been a Republican staff member on Capitol Hill then worked for the Republican National Committee. In 2007 she started a Christian public-relations firm with her sister. She enjoyed working on the Hill, she said, but the pay wasn’t as high as the hours were long. “We figured that we worked like slaves for other people, and we wanted to work for ourselves.”

Carson stopped her. “You know you can’t mention that word, right?” Carson waited a beat, then laughed, and Williams and Bass joined in. He was getting to the point; he needed a professional who could help him check his penchant for creating uncontrolled controversy just by talking.

The Ben Carson movement began in 2013, when Carson, a neurosurgeon, whose operating-room prowess and up-from-poverty back story had made him the subject of a television movie and a regular on the inspirational-speaking circuit, was invited to address the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington. With Barack Obama sitting just two seats away, Carson warned that “moral decay” and “fiscal irresponsibility” could destroy America just as it did ancient Rome. He proposed a substitute for Obamacare — Health Savings Accounts, which, he said, would end any talk of “death panels” — and a flat-tax based on the concept of tithing. His address, combined with the president’s stony reaction, was a smash with Republican activists. Speaking and interview requests flooded in. Carson, then 61, announced his planned retirement a few weeks later, freeing his calendar to accept just about all of them. In the months that followed, his rhetoric became increasingly strident. The claim that drew the most attention, perhaps, was that Obamacare was “the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery.”

Bass’s own use of the word prompted Carson to ask her what she thought about that incident. She considered for a moment.

“If you want to reach people and have them even understand what you’re saying, there is a way to do it, without that hyperbole, that might be. . . . ” She paused. “I just think it’s important not to shut people off before they —”

Carson jumped in. “That doesn’t allow them to hear what you’re saying?”

Bass nodded.

Likening Obamacare to slavery — and slavery was incomparably worse, Carson said — had its political advantages for a candidacy like his. It was the kind of statement that stoked the angriest of the Republican voters: conservative stalwarts who can’t hear enough bad things about Obama. This, in turn, led to more talk-radio and Fox News appearances, more book sales, more donations to the super PAC started in his name, more support in the polls. (The day before the meeting, one poll of Republican voters showed Carson statistically tied for first place with Jeb Bush and Scott Walker.)

Rhetorical excess was good for business, but Carson now wants to be seen as more than a novelty candidate. He has come to learn that such extreme analogies, while true to his views, aren’t especially presidential. They alienate more moderate voters and, perhaps even more damaging, reinforce the impression that he is not “serious” — that he is another Herman Cain, the black former Godfather’s Pizza chief executive who rose to the top of the early presidential polls in 2011 but then bowed out before the Iowa caucuses, largely because of leaked allegations of sexual misconduct, which he denied but from which he never recovered. Cain lingers as a cautionary tale for the party as much as for a right-leaning candidate like Carson. The fact that Cain, with his folksy sayings (“shucky ducky”) and misnomers (“Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan”), reached the top of the national polls — much less that he was eventually followed there by the likes of Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, who all topped one or another poll in the 2012 primary season — wound up being a considerable embarrassment for the eventual nominee, Mitt Romney, and for the longtime party regulars who were trying to fast-track his way to the nomination.

Carson liked Bass and, without directly saying so, made it clear the job was hers for the taking. Carson’s campaign chairman, Terry Giles — a white lawyer whose clients have included the comedian Richard Pryor and the stepson of the model Anna Nicole Smith and who helped reconcile the business interests of the descendants of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. — had assembled a mostly white campaign team, including many from the 2012 Gingrich effort, and Carson wanted a person of color to speak for him. Bass said she would have to mull it over, pray about it. Carson nodded approvingly. “Pray about it,” he said. “See what you think.”

Advertisement

Advertisement

Williams knew the party was intent on protecting the eventual 2016 nominee from the same embarrassment Romney suffered. Already, suspiciously tough articles about Carson were showing up in conservative magazines and on right-wing websites. “They’re protecting these establishment candidates,” Williams said. “This is coming from within the house. This is family.” At the very least, he wanted to make sure that Carson didn’t do their work for them. (Carson would commit another unforced error a week later, when he told CNN that homosexuality was clearly a choice, because a lot of people go in prison straight and “when they come out, they’re gay”; he later apologized.)

“We need somebody to protect him, sometimes, from himself,” he told Bass — laughing, but only half kidding.

A candidacy like Carson’s presents a new kind of problem to the establishment wing of the G.O.P., which, at least since 1980, has selected its presidential nominees with a routine efficiency that Democrats could only envy. The establishment candidate has usually been a current or former governor or senator, blandly Protestant, hailing from the moderate, big-business wing of the party (or at least friendly with it) and almost always a second-, third- or fourth-time national contender — someone who had waited “his turn.” These candidates would tack predictably to the right during the primaries to satisfy the evangelicals, deficit hawks, libertarian leaners and other inconvenient but vital constituents who made up the “base” of the party. In return, the base would, after a brief flirtation with some fantasy candidate like Steve Forbes or Pat Buchanan, “hold their noses” and deliver their votes come November. This bargain was always tenuous, of course, and when some of the furthest-right activists turned against George W. Bush, citing (among other apostasies) his expansion of Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, it began to fall apart. After Barack Obama defeated McCain in 2008, the party’s once dependable base started to reconsider the wisdom of holding their noses at all.

Photo
 
Republican candidates at a pre-straw-poll debate, held at Iowa State University in 2011. Credit Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

This insurgent attitude was helped along by changes in the nomination rules. In 2010, the Republican National Committee, hoping to capture the excitement of the coast-to-coast Democratic primary competition between Obama and Hillary Clinton, introduced new voting rules that required many of the early voting states to award some delegates to losing candidates, based on their shares of the vote. The proportional voting rules would encourage struggling candidates to stay in the primaries even after successive losses, as Clinton did, because they might be able to pull together enough delegates to take the nomination in a convention-floor fight or at least use them to bargain for a prime speaking slot or cabinet post.

This shift in incentives did not go unnoticed by potential 2012 candidates, nor did changes in election law that allowed billionaire donors to form super PACs in support of pet candidacies. At the same time, increasingly widespread broadband Internet access allowed candidates to reach supporters directly with video and email appeals and supporters to send money with the tap of a smartphone, making it easier than ever for individual candidates to ignore the wishes of the party.

Into this newly chaotic Republican landscape strode Mitt Romney. There could be no doubt that it was his turn, and yet his journey to the nomination was interrupted by one against-the-odds challenger after another — Cain, Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul; always Ron Paul. It was easy to dismiss the 2012 primaries as a meaningless circus, but the onslaught did much more than tarnish the overall Republican brand. It also forced Romney to spend money he could have used against Obama and defend his right flank with embarrassing pandering that shadowed him through the general election. It was while trying to block a surge from Gingrich, for instance, that Romney told a debate audience that he was for the “self-deportation” of undocumented immigrants.

At the 2012 convention in Tampa, a group of longtime party hands, including Romney’s lawyer, Ben Ginsberg, gathered to discuss how to prevent a repeat of what had become known inside and outside the party as the “clown show.” Their aim was not just to protect the party but also to protect a potential President Romney from a primary challenge in 2016. They forced through new rules that would give future presumptive nominees more control over delegates in the event of a convention fight. They did away with the mandatory proportional delegate awards that encouraged long-shot candidacies. And, in a noticeably targeted effort, they raised the threshold that candidates needed to meet to enter their names into nomination, just as Ron Paul’s supporters were working to reach it. When John A. Boehner gaveled the rules in on a voice vote — a vote that many listeners heard as a tie, if not an outright loss — the hall erupted and a line of Ron Paul supporters walked off the floor in protest, along with many Tea Party members.

At a party meeting last winter, Reince Priebus, who as party chairman is charged with maintaining the support of all his constituencies, did restore some proportional primary and caucus voting, but only in states that held voting within a shortened two-week window. And he also condensed the nominating schedule to four and a half months from six months, and, for the first time required candidates to participate in a shortened debate schedule, determined by the party, not by the whims of the networks. (The panel that recommended those changes included names closely identified with the establishment — the former Bush White House spokesman Ari Fleischer, the Mississippi committeeman Haley Barbour and, notably, Jeb Bush’s closest adviser, Sally Bradshaw.)

Grass-roots activists have complained that the condensed schedule robs nonestablishment candidates — “movement candidates” like Carson — of the extra time they need to build momentum, money and organizations. But Priebus, who says the nomination could be close to settled by April, said it helped all the party’s constituencies when the nominee was decided quickly. “We don’t need a six-month slice-and-dice festival,” Priebus said when we spoke in mid-March. “While I can’t always control everyone’s mouth, I can control how long we can kill each other.”

All the rules changes were built to sidestep the problems of 2012. But the 2016 field is shaping up to be vastly different and far larger. A new Republican hints that he or she is considering a run seemingly every week. There are moderates like Gov. John Kasich of Ohio and former Gov. George Pataki of New York; no-compromise conservatives like Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania; business-wingers like the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina; one-of-a-kinds like Donald Trump — some 20 in all, a dozen or so who seem fairly serious about it. That opens the possibility of multiple candidates vying for all the major Republican constituencies, some of them possibly goaded along by super-PAC-funding billionaires, all of them trading wins and collecting delegates well into spring.

Giles says his candidate can capitalize on all that chaos. Rivals may laugh, but Giles argues that if Carson can make a respectable showing in Iowa, then win in South Carolina — or at least come in second should a home-state senator, Lindsey Graham, run — and come in second behind Bush or Senator Marco Rubio in their home state of Florida, he could be positioned to make a real run. But that would depend on avoiding pitfalls like Carson’s ill-considered comments on homosexuality. Rather than capitalizing on the chaos, Carson may only contribute to it.

Ben Carson is, in many ways, the ideal Republican presidential candidate. With a not-too-selective reading of his life story, conservative voters can — and do — see in him an inspiring, up-from-nowhere African-American who shares their beliefs, a right-wing answer to Barack Obama. Before he was born, his parents moved to Detroit from rural Tennessee as part of the second great migration. His father, Robert Solomon Carson, worked at a Cadillac factory. His mother, Sonya — who herself had grown up as one of 24 children and left school at third grade — cleaned houses. When Carson was 8, Sonya discovered that Robert was keeping a second family. She moved, with her two sons, into a rundown group house. It was in a part of town that Carson described to me as crawling with “big rats and roaches and all kinds of horrible things.” Sonya worked several jobs at a time and made up the shortfall with food stamps. (Carson has called for paring back the social safety net but not doing away with it.)

Carson recounts this story in his best-selling 1990 memoir, “Gifted Hands,” which also became the basis for a 2009 movie on TNT, starring Cuba Gooding Jr. as Carson. Raised as a Seventh Day Adventist, Carson realized that he wanted to become a physician during a church sermon about a missionary doctor who, while serving overseas, was almost attacked by thieves but found safety by putting his faith in God. When Carson, then 8, told his mother his new dream, “She said, ‘Absolutely, you could do it, you could do anything,’ ” he told me. Forced by his mother to read two extra books a week, he made it to Yale, then to medical school at the University of Michigan, where he decided to specialize in neurosurgery. He was selected for residency at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, where he was named director of pediatric neurosurgery at 33, becoming the youngest person, and the first black person, to hold the title. He drew national attention by conducting a succession of operations that had never been performed successfully, most famously planning and managing the first separation of conjoined twins connected through major blood vessels in the brain.

Carson, a two-time Jimmy Carter voter, traces his conservative political awakening to a patient he met during the Reagan years. During a routine obstetrics rotation, he found himself treating an unwed pregnant teenager who had run away from her well-to-do parents. When Carson asked her how she was getting by, she informed him she was on public assistance; this led him to ponder the fact that the government was paying for the result of what he did not view as a “wise decision.” The incident, he says, fed his growing sense that the welfare system too often saps motivation and rewards irresponsible behavior. (When we spoke, he suggested that the government should cut off assistance to would-be unwed mothers, but only after warning them that it would do so within a certain amount of time, say five years. “I bet you’d see a dramatic decrease in unwed motherhood.”)

Carson’s friends at Hopkins say they do not remember him being particularly outspoken about his conservatism. He devoted most of his public engagement to urging poor kids in bad neighborhoods to use “these fancy brains God gave us,” through weekly school visits, student hospital tours and, ultimately, a multimillion-dollar scholarship program. “His issues were always medical care for the poor, education for the poor, equal opportunity — helping the less fortunate and really inspiring them as an example,” a mentor who named him to the chief pediatrics-neurosurgery post at Hopkins, Dr. Donlin Long, told me.

Even when Carson got the chance, in 1997, to speak in front of President Bill Clinton, at the national prayer breakfast, he mostly discussed the lack of role models for black children who were not sports stars or rappers. (There was possibly an oblique reference to Clinton’s sex scandals, when he told the audience that, if they are always honest, they won’t have to worry later about “skeletons in the closet.”)

Photo
 
Ben Carson at CPAC on Feb. 26 in Oxon Hill, Md. Credit Dolly Faibyshev for The New York Times

In 2011, Carson’s politics took a strident turn, mirroring that of many in his party during the Obama years. “America the Beautiful,” his sixth book, which he wrote with Candy Carson, his wife of 39 years, included a get-tough-on-illegal-immigration message and offered anti-establishment praise for the Tea Party. It suggested that blacks who voted for Obama only because he was black were themselves practicing a form of racism. (Earlier this year he admitted to Buzzfeed that portions of the book were lifted directly from several sources without proper attribution.) His prayer-breakfast performance in 2013, and the extremity of his remarks in the months afterward (Obamacare is the worst thing since slavery; the United States is “very much like Nazi Germany”; allowing same-sex marriage could lead to allowing bestiality), left some of his old friends bewildered. Students at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine protested his planned convocation address there in 2013, and he eventually backed out. When I asked Carson about the view at Hopkins that he had changed, he said his themes are still the same: “hard work, self-reliance, helping other people.” If he had become more overtly political, he said, it was only because the Obama years had led him to believe that “we’re really moving in a direction that is very, very destructive.”

None of this went unnoticed by campaign professionals. In August 2013, John Philip Sousa IV and Vernon Robinson, each of whom professes to be a virtual stranger to Carson, and who had previously been active in the anti-illegal-immigration movement, started the National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee. Sousa was just coming off a campaign to defend the sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, Joe Arpaio, from a recall effort, and he told me that he found Carson’s lack of political experience refreshing. “We have 500 guys and gals with probably a collective 5,000 years experience, and look at the mess we’re in,” he said.

Many others in the party feel the same way. Carson’s PAC finished 2014 with more than $13 million in donations, more than Ready for Hillary. Much of its money has gone toward further fund-raising, but Sousa — the great-grandson of the famous composer — points out that their effort has already built far more than just a war chest, organizing leaders in all 99 of Iowa’s counties. Regardless, Carson credits the fund-raising success of Sousa and Robinson with persuading him to enter the race.

Very early the morning after the job interview, Carson was in a black S.U.V., heading from Washington to the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Md., where he was to give the opening candidate speech of the Conservative Political Action Conference. The event, which functions as an early tryout for Republican presidential contenders, tends to skew rightward in its audience, drawing many of the same sorts of people who shouted at Boehner in Tampa. As such, it tends to favor anti-establishment candidates, but the news leading up to this year’s event was that Jeb Bush hoped to make inroads there.

It was still dark when we set out, and I joked with Carson about the hour, telling him he’d better get used to it. He retorted that his career in pediatric brain surgery made him no stranger to early mornings. This is a big theme of Carson’s presidential pitch: that neither the rigors of the campaign nor those of the White House can faze a man who held children’s lives in his hands. His life in brain surgery has prepared him for the presidency, he maintains, better than lives in politics have for his rivals. At the very least, he says, it conditioned him against getting too worked up about any problem that isn’t life threatening. “I mean, it’s grueling, but interestingly enough, I don’t feel the pressure,” he said.

At the convention hall, we were quickly surrounded by admirers. Two women were already waiting to meet him — white, middle-aged volunteers for Carson’s super PAC, who had traveled from South Carolina. One of them, Chris Horne, was holding a dog-eared and taped Bible. A founding member of the Charleston Tea Party who went on to work for Gingrich’s successful South Carolina primary campaign in 2012, Horne lamented over the attacks that Carson was sure to face. “You served us, you served the Lord, just don’t let them steal that from you,” she said. Her friend told him, “You’ve got God behind you!” Such religious evocations trailed Carson constantly while I walked the CPAC floor with him. Evangelicals are impressed not only with his devotion to their politics but also with his career path; as one of them told me, what’s more pro-life than saving babies?

During our ride to the conference, Carson told me his speech was not looking to “feed the beast.” When his appointed time came, he kept his remarks as tame as promised. “Real compassion” meant “using our intellect” to help people “climb out of dependency and realize the American dream,” he said. The national debt is going to “destroy us,” Obamacare was about “redistribution and control,” but Republicans better come forward with their own alternative before they repeal it, he said.

Because his speech was first, and it started several minutes early, the auditorium was slow to fill. Still, the first day saw a crush of people seeking autographs and pictures as he roamed the hall. The Draft Carson committee’s 150 volunteers swarmed the auditorium, collecting emails and handing out “Run Ben Run” stickers. After a quick interview with Sean Hannity, the conservative-radio and Fox News host — his second in two days — Carson was off to Tampa.

In the hours that followed his talk, the hall offered a view in miniature of what the next 12 to 14 months might hold for the party. Chris Christie, sitting across from the tough-minded talk-radio host Laura Ingraham, boasted about his multiple vetoes of Planned Parenthood funding, his refusal to raise income taxes and his belief that “sometimes people need to be told to sit down and shut up.” Cruz, an audience favorite, warning his fellow Republicans against falling for a “squishy moderate,” declared, “Take all 125,000 I.R.S. agents and put ’em on our Southern border!” Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, surging in polls, boasted that if he could face down the 100,000 union supporters who protested his legislation limiting collective bargaining for public employees, he could certainly handle ISIS. The next day, the traditional CPAC favorite Rand Paul spoke, packing the hall with his supporters who chanted “President Paul.” He warned, counter to the overall hawkish tenor of the event, that “we should not succumb to the notion that a government inept at home will somehow become successful abroad.” But he also vowed to end foreign aid to countries whose citizens are seen burning American flags. “Not one penny more to these haters of America.”

Perhaps the defining moment came near the end of the conference, when Jeb Bush spoke. In a neat trick of political gamesmanship — and a show of establishment muscle — his team had bused in an ample cheering section for the dozens of cameras on hand for his appearance. But a small contingent of Tea Party activists and Rand Paul supporters staged a walk out. When Bush began a question-and-answer session, they turned and left the auditorium to chant “U.S.A., U.S.A.” in the hallway, led by a man in colonial garb waving a huge “Don’t Tread on Me” banner. Plenty of other detractors stayed in the hall and peppered Bush’s remarks with booing as he stood by positions unpopular with the conservative grass roots: support for the Common Core standards and an immigration overhaul that provides a “path to legal status” for undocumented immigrants. Bush took it all in good humor, but finally seemed to give up.

“For those who made an ‘oo’ sound — is that what it was? — I’m marking you down as neutral,” he said. “And I want to be your second choice.”

Bush strategists told me they would not repeat Romney’s mistakes. Of course they would love to glide to an early nomination, they said, but they are prepared for a long contest and won’t be wasting any energy bending under pressure from a Paul or a Cruz or a Carson.

No one doubts that the pressure will increase, though. Despite the best wishes of the party’s leaders, GOP primary voters have given little indication that they will narrow the field quickly.

Before I left, I spotted Newt Gingrich, himself a fleeting presidential front-runner during those strange primary days of 2012. I asked him whether he thought all the party maneuvering — all the attempts to change the rules and fast-track the process — would preclude someone from presenting the sort of outside primary challenge he had carried out in the last election.

“No,” he told me, as if it was the most obvious thing in the world. “Look at where Ben Carson is right now.”

Jim Rutenberg is the chief political correspondent for the magazine. His most recent feature was about Megyn Kelly.

Ben Carson Says He’ll Seek 2016 G.O.P. Nomination | PAKET UMROH BULAN JANUARI 2016

Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, 93, Dies; Polish Auschwitz Survivor Aided Jews

Mr. Bartoszewski was given honorary Israeli citizenship for his work to save Jews during World War II and later surprised even himself by being instrumental in reconciling Poland and Germany.

Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, 93, Dies; Polish Auschwitz Survivor Aided Jews | PAKET UMROH BULAN JANUARI 2016

Jozef Paczynski, Inmate Barber to Auschwitz Commandant, Dies at 95

Mr. Paczynski was one of the concentration camp’s longest surviving inmates and served as the personal barber to its Nazi commandant Rudolf Höss.

Jozef Paczynski, Inmate Barber to Auschwitz Commandant, Dies at 95 | PAKET UMROH BULAN JANUARI 2016

Ghostly Voices From Thomas Edison’s Dolls Can Now Be Heard

Though Robin and Joan Rolfs owned two rare talking dolls manufactured by Thomas Edison’s phonograph company in 1890, they did not dare play the wax cylinder records tucked inside each one.

The Rolfses, longtime collectors of Edison phonographs, knew that if they turned the cranks on the dolls’ backs, the steel phonograph needle might damage or destroy the grooves of the hollow, ring-shaped cylinder. And so for years, the dolls sat side by side inside a display cabinet, bearers of a message from the dawn of sound recording that nobody could hear.

In 1890, Edison’s dolls were a flop; production lasted only six weeks. Children found them difficult to operate and more scary than cuddly. The recordings inside, which featured snippets of nursery rhymes, wore out quickly.

Yet sound historians say the cylinders were the first entertainment records ever made, and the young girls hired to recite the rhymes were the world’s first recording artists.

Year after year, the Rolfses asked experts if there might be a safe way to play the recordings. Then a government laboratory developed a method to play fragile records without touching them.

Audio

The technique relies on a microscope to create images of the grooves in exquisite detail. A computer approximates — with great accuracy — the sounds that would have been created by a needle moving through those grooves.

In 2014, the technology was made available for the first time outside the laboratory.

“The fear all along is that we don’t want to damage these records. We don’t want to put a stylus on them,” said Jerry Fabris, the curator of the Thomas Edison Historical Park in West Orange, N.J. “Now we have the technology to play them safely.”

Last month, the Historical Park posted online three never-before-heard Edison doll recordings, including the two from the Rolfses’ collection. “There are probably more out there, and we’re hoping people will now get them digitized,” Mr. Fabris said.

The technology, which is known as Irene (Image, Reconstruct, Erase Noise, Etc.), was developed by the particle physicist Carl Haber and the engineer Earl Cornell at Lawrence Berkeley. Irene extracts sound from cylinder and disk records. It can also reconstruct audio from recordings so badly damaged they were deemed unplayable.

“We are now hearing sounds from history that I did not expect to hear in my lifetime,” Mr. Fabris said.

The Rolfses said they were not sure what to expect in August when they carefully packed their two Edison doll cylinders, still attached to their motors, and drove from their home in Hortonville, Wis., to the National Document Conservation Center in Andover, Mass. The center had recently acquired Irene technology.

Audio

Cylinders carry sound in a spiral groove cut by a phonograph recording needle that vibrates up and down, creating a surface made of tiny hills and valleys. In the Irene set-up, a microscope perched above the shaft takes thousands of high-resolution images of small sections of the grooves.

Stitched together, the images provide a topographic map of the cylinder’s surface, charting changes in depth as small as one five-hundredth the thickness of a human hair. Pitch, volume and timbre are all encoded in the hills and valleys and the speed at which the record is played.

At the conservation center, the preservation specialist Mason Vander Lugt attached one of the cylinders to the end of a rotating shaft. Huddled around a computer screen, the Rolfses first saw the wiggly waveform generated by Irene. Then came the digital audio. The words were at first indistinct, but as Mr. Lugt filtered out more of the noise, the rhyme became clearer.

“That was the Eureka moment,” Mr. Rolfs said.

In 1890, a girl in Edison’s laboratory had recited:

There was a little girl,

And she had a little curl

Audio

Right in the middle of her forehead.

When she was good,

She was very, very good.

But when she was bad, she was horrid.

Recently, the conservation center turned up another surprise.

In 2010, the Woody Guthrie Foundation received 18 oversize phonograph disks from an anonymous donor. No one knew if any of the dirt-stained recordings featured Guthrie, but Tiffany Colannino, then the foundation’s archivist, had stored them unplayed until she heard about Irene.

Last fall, the center extracted audio from one of the records, labeled “Jam Session 9” and emailed the digital file to Ms. Colannino.

“I was just sitting in my dining room, and the next thing I know, I’m hearing Woody,” she said. In between solo performances of “Ladies Auxiliary,” “Jesus Christ,” and “Dead or Alive,” Guthrie tells jokes, offers some back story, and makes the audience laugh. “It is quintessential Guthrie,” Ms. Colannino said.

The Rolfses’ dolls are back in the display cabinet in Wisconsin. But with audio stored on several computers, they now have a permanent voice.

Ghostly Voices From Thomas Edison’s Dolls Can Now Be Heard | PAKET UMROH BULAN JANUARI 2016

Baltimore Residents Away From Turmoil Consider Their Role

BALTIMORE — In the afternoons, the streets of Locust Point are clean and nearly silent. In front of the rowhouses, potted plants rest next to steps of brick or concrete. There is a shopping center nearby with restaurants, and a grocery store filled with fresh foods.

And the National Guard and the police are largely absent. So, too, residents say, are worries about what happened a few miles away on April 27 when, in a space of hours, parts of this city became riot zones.

“They’re not our reality,” Ashley Fowler, 30, said on Monday at the restaurant where she works. “They’re not what we’re living right now. We live in, not to be racist, white America.”

As Baltimore considers its way forward after the violent unrest brought by the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died of injuries he suffered while in police custody, residents in its predominantly white neighborhoods acknowledge that they are sometimes struggling to understand what beyond Mr. Gray’s death spurred the turmoil here. For many, the poverty and troubled schools of gritty West Baltimore are distant troubles, glimpsed only when they pass through the area on their way somewhere else.

Photo
 
Officers blocked traffic at Pennsylvania and West North Avenues after reports that a gun was discharged in the area. Credit Drew Angerer for The New York Times

And so neighborhoods of Baltimore are facing altogether different reckonings after Mr. Gray’s death. In mostly black communities like Sandtown-Winchester, where some of the most destructive rioting played out last week, residents are hoping businesses will reopen and that the police will change their strategies. But in mostly white areas like Canton and Locust Point, some residents wonder what role, if any, they should play in reimagining stretches of Baltimore where they do not live.

“Most of the people are kind of at a loss as to what they’re supposed to do,” said Dr. Richard Lamb, a dentist who has practiced in the same Locust Point office for nearly 39 years. “I listen to the news reports. I listen to the clergymen. I listen to the facts of the rampant unemployment and the lack of opportunities in the area. Listen, I pay my taxes. Exactly what can I do?”

And in Canton, where the restaurants have clever names like Nacho Mama’s and Holy Crepe Bakery and Café, Sara Bahr said solutions seemed out of reach for a proudly liberal city.

“I can only imagine how frustrated they must be,” said Ms. Bahr, 36, a nurse who was out with her 3-year-old daughter, Sally. “I just wish I knew how to solve poverty. I don’t know what to do to make it better.”

The day of unrest and the overwhelmingly peaceful demonstrations that followed led to hundreds of arrests, often for violations of the curfew imposed on the city for five consecutive nights while National Guard soldiers patrolled the streets. Although there were isolated instances of trouble in Canton, the neighborhood association said on its website, many parts of southeast Baltimore were physically untouched by the tumult.

Tensions in the city bubbled anew on Monday after reports that the police had wounded a black man in Northwest Baltimore. The authorities denied those reports and sent officers to talk with the crowds that gathered while other officers clutching shields blocked traffic at Pennsylvania and West North Avenues.

Lt. Col. Melvin Russell, a community police officer, said officers had stopped a man suspected of carrying a handgun and that “one of those rounds was spent.”

Colonel Russell said officers had not opened fire, “so we couldn’t have shot him.”

Photo
 
Lambi Vasilakopoulos, right, who runs a casual restaurant in Canton, said he was incensed by last week's looting and predicted tensions would worsen. Credit Drew Angerer for The New York Times

The colonel said the man had not been injured but was taken to a hospital as a precaution. Nearby, many people stood in disbelief, despite the efforts by the authorities to quash reports they described as “unfounded.”

Monday’s episode was a brief moment in a larger drama that has yielded anger and confusion. Although many people said they were familiar with accounts of the police harassing or intimidating residents, many in Canton and Locust Point said they had never experienced it themselves. When they watched the unrest, which many protesters said was fueled by feelings that they lived only on Baltimore’s margins, even those like Ms. Bahr who were pained by what they saw said they could scarcely comprehend the emotions associated with it.

But others, like Lambi Vasilakopoulos, who runs a casual restaurant in Canton, said they were incensed by what unfolded last week.

“What happened wasn’t called for. Protests are one thing; looting is another thing,” he said, adding, “We’re very frustrated because we’re the ones who are going to pay for this.”

There were pockets of optimism, though, that Baltimore would enter a period of reconciliation.

“I’m just hoping for peace,” Natalie Boies, 53, said in front of the Locust Point home where she has lived for 50 years. “Learn to love each other; be patient with each other; find justice; and care.”

A skeptical Mr. Vasilakopoulos predicted tensions would worsen.

“It cannot be fixed,” he said. “It’s going to get worse. Why? Because people don’t obey the laws. They don’t want to obey them.”

But there were few fears that the violence that plagued West Baltimore last week would play out on these relaxed streets. The authorities, Ms. Fowler said, would make sure of that.

“They kept us safe here,” she said. “I didn’t feel uncomfortable when I was in my house three blocks away from here. I knew I was going to be O.K. because I knew they weren’t going to let anyone come and loot our properties or our businesses or burn our cars.”

Baltimore Residents Away From Turmoil Consider Their Role | PAKET UMROH BULAN JANUARI 2016

Andrew Lesnie, Cinematographer of ‘Lord of the Rings,’ Dies at 59

The magical quality Mr. Lesnie created in shooting the “Babe” films caught the eye of the director Peter Jackson, who chose him to film the fantasy epic.

Andrew Lesnie, Cinematographer of ‘Lord of the Rings,’ Dies at 59 | PAKET UMROH BULAN JANUARI 2016

Meet Mago, Former Heavyweight

GREENWICH, Conn. — Mago is in the bedroom. You can go in.

The big man lies on a hospital bed with his bare feet scraping its bottom rail. His head is propped on a scarlet pillow, the left temple dented, the right side paralyzed. His dark hair is kept just long enough to conceal the scars.

The occasional sounds he makes are understood only by his wife, but he still has that punctuating left hand. In slow motion, the fingers curl and close. A thumbs-up greeting.

Hello, Mago.

This is Magomed Abdusalamov, 34, also known as the Russian Tyson, also known as Mago. He is a former heavyweight boxer who scored four knockouts and 14 technical knockouts in his first 18 professional fights. He preferred to stand between rounds. Sitting conveyed weakness.

But Mago lost his 19th fight, his big chance, at the packed Theater at Madison Square Garden in November 2013. His 19th decision, and his last.

Now here he is, in a small bedroom in a working-class neighborhood in Greenwich, in a modest house his family rents cheap from a devoted friend. The air-pressure machine for his mattress hums like an expectant crowd.

 

Photo
 
Mike Perez, left, and Magomed Abdusalamov during the fight in which Abdusalamov was injured. Credit Joe Camporeale/USA Today Sports, via Reuters

 

Today is like any other day, except for those days when he is hurried in crisis to the hospital. Every three hours during the night, his slight wife, Bakanay, 28, has risen to turn his 6-foot-3 body — 210 pounds of dead weight. It has to be done. Infections of the gaping bedsore above his tailbone have nearly killed him.

Then, with the help of a young caretaker, Baka has gotten two of their daughters off to elementary school and settled down the toddler. Yes, Mago and Baka are blessed with all girls, but they had also hoped for a son someday.

They feed Mago as they clean him; it’s easier that way. For breakfast, which comes with a side of crushed antiseizure pills, he likes oatmeal with a squirt of Hershey’s chocolate syrup. But even oatmeal must be puréed and fed to him by spoon.

He opens his mouth to indicate more, the way a baby does. But his paralysis has made everything a choking hazard. His water needs a stirring of powdered food thickener, and still he chokes — eh-eh-eh — as he tries to cough up what will not go down.

Advertisement

Mago used to drink only water. No alcohol. Not even soda. A sip of juice would be as far as he dared. Now even water betrays him.

With the caretaker’s help, Baka uses a washcloth and soap to clean his body and shampoo his hair. How handsome still, she has thought. Sometimes, in the night, she leaves the bedroom to watch old videos, just to hear again his voice in the fullness of life. She cries, wipes her eyes and returns, feigning happiness. Mago must never see her sad.

 

Photo
 
 Abdusalamov's hand being massaged. Credit Ángel Franco/The New York Times

 

When Baka finishes, Mago is cleanshaven and fresh down to his trimmed and filed toenails. “I want him to look good,” she says.

Theirs was an arranged Muslim marriage in Makhachkala, in the Russian republic of Dagestan. He was 23, she was 18 and their future hinged on boxing. Sometimes they would shadowbox in love, her David to his Goliath. You are so strong, he would tell her.

His father once told him he could either be a bandit or an athlete, but if he chose banditry, “I will kill you.” This paternal advice, Mago later told The Ventura County Reporter, “made it a very easy decision for me.”

Mago won against mediocre competition, in Moscow and Hollywood, Fla., in Las Vegas and Johnstown, Pa. He was knocked down only once, and even then, it surprised more than hurt. He scored a technical knockout in the next round.

It all led up to this: the undercard at the Garden, Mike Perez vs. Magomed Abdusalamov, 10 rounds, on HBO. A win, he believed, would improve his chances of taking on the heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, who sat in the crowd of 4,600 with his fiancée, the actress Hayden Panettiere, watching.

Wearing black-and-red trunks and a green mouth guard, Mago went to work. But in the first round, a hard forearm to his left cheek rocked him. At the bell, he returned to his corner, and this time, he sat down. “I think it’s broken,” he repeatedly said in Russian.

 

Photo
 
Bakanay Abdusalamova, Abdusalamov's wife, and her injured husband and a masseur in the background. Credit Ángel Franco/The New York Times

 

Maybe at that point, somebody — the referee, the ringside doctors, his handlers — should have stopped the fight, under a guiding principle: better one punch too early than one punch too late. But the bloody trade of blows continued into the seventh, eighth, ninth, a hand and orbital bone broken, his face transforming.

Meanwhile, in the family’s apartment in Miami, Baka forced herself to watch the broadcast. She could see it in his swollen eyes. Something was off.

After the final round, Perez raised his tattooed arms in victory, and Mago wandered off in a fog. He had taken 312 punches in about 40 minutes, for a purse of $40,000.

 

 

In the locker room, doctors sutured a cut above Mago’s left eye and tested his cognitive abilities. He did not do well. The ambulance that waits in expectation at every fight was not summoned by boxing officials.

Blood was pooling in Mago’s cranial cavity as he left the Garden. He vomited on the pavement while his handlers flagged a taxi to St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital. There, doctors induced a coma and removed part of his skull to drain fluids and ease the swelling.

Then came the stroke.

 

Photo
 
A championship belt belonging to Abdusalamov and a card from one of his daughters. Credit Ángel Franco/The New York Times

 

It is lunchtime now, and the aroma of puréed beef and potatoes lingers. So do the questions.

How will Mago and Baka pay the $2 million in medical bills they owe? What if their friend can no longer offer them this home? Will they win their lawsuits against the five ringside doctors, the referee, and a New York State boxing inspector? What about Mago’s future care?

Most of all: Is this it?

A napkin rests on Mago’s chest. As another spoonful of mush approaches, he opens his mouth, half-swallows, chokes, and coughs until it clears. Eh-eh-eh. Sometimes he turns bluish, but Baka never shows fear. Always happy for Mago.

Some days he is wheeled out for physical therapy or speech therapy. Today, two massage therapists come to knead his half-limp body like a pair of skilled corner men.

Soon, Mago will doze. Then his three daughters, ages 2, 6 and 9, will descend upon him to talk of their day. Not long ago, the oldest lugged his championship belt to school for a proud show-and-tell moment. Her classmates were amazed at the weight of it.

Then, tonight, there will be more puréed food and pulverized medication, more coughing, and more tender care from his wife, before sleep comes.

Goodbye, Mago.

He half-smiles, raises his one good hand, and forms a fist.

Meet Mago, Former Heavyweight | PAKET UMROH BULAN JANUARI 2016

Obama Finds a Bolder Voice on Race Issues

As he reflected on the festering wounds deepened by race and grievance that have been on painful display in America’s cities lately, President Obama on Monday found himself thinking about a young man he had just met named Malachi.

A few minutes before, in a closed-door round-table discussion at Lehman College in the Bronx, Mr. Obama had asked a group of black and Hispanic students from disadvantaged backgrounds what could be done to help them reach their goals. Several talked about counseling and guidance programs.

“Malachi, he just talked about — we should talk about love,” Mr. Obama told a crowd afterward, drifting away from his prepared remarks. “Because Malachi and I shared the fact that our dad wasn’t around and that sometimes we wondered why he wasn’t around and what had happened. But really, that’s what this comes down to is: Do we love these kids?”

Many presidents have governed during times of racial tension, but Mr. Obama is the first to see in the mirror a face that looks like those on the other side of history’s ledger. While his first term was consumed with the economy, war and health care, his second keeps coming back to the societal divide that was not bridged by his election. A president who eschewed focusing on race now seems to have found his voice again as he thinks about how to use his remaining time in office and beyond.

Continue reading the main story Video
Play Video|1:17

Obama Speaks of a ‘Sense of Unfairness’

Obama Speaks of a ‘Sense of Unfairness’

At an event announcing the creation of a nonprofit focusing on young minority men, President Obama talked about the underlying reasons for recent protests in Baltimore and other cities.

By Associated Press on Publish Date May 4, 2015. Photo by Stephen Crowley/The New York Times.

In the aftermath of racially charged unrest in places like Baltimore, Ferguson, Mo., and New York, Mr. Obama came to the Bronx on Monday for the announcement of a new nonprofit organization that is being spun off from his White House initiative called My Brother’s Keeper. Staked by more than $80 million in commitments from corporations and other donors, the new group, My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, will in effect provide the nucleus for Mr. Obama’s post-presidency, which will begin in January 2017.

“This will remain a mission for me and for Michelle not just for the rest of my presidency but for the rest of my life,” Mr. Obama said. “And the reason is simple,” he added. Referring to some of the youths he had just met, he said: “We see ourselves in these young men. I grew up without a dad. I grew up lost sometimes and adrift, not having a sense of a clear path. The only difference between me and a lot of other young men in this neighborhood and all across the country is that I grew up in an environment that was a little more forgiving.”

Advertisement

Organizers said the new alliance already had financial pledges from companies like American Express, Deloitte, Discovery Communications and News Corporation. The money will be used to help companies address obstacles facing young black and Hispanic men, provide grants to programs for disadvantaged youths, and help communities aid their populations.

Joe Echevarria, a former chief executive of Deloitte, the accounting and consulting firm, will lead the alliance, and among those on its leadership team or advisory group are executives at PepsiCo, News Corporation, Sprint, BET and Prudential Group Insurance; former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell; Senator Cory Booker, Democrat of New Jersey; former Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.; the music star John Legend; the retired athletes Alonzo Mourning, Jerome Bettis and Shaquille O’Neal; and the mayors of Indianapolis, Sacramento and Philadelphia.

The alliance, while nominally independent of the White House, may face some of the same questions confronting former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as she begins another presidential campaign. Some of those donating to the alliance may have interests in government action, and skeptics may wonder whether they are trying to curry favor with the president by contributing.

“The Obama administration will have no role in deciding how donations are screened and what criteria they’ll set at the alliance for donor policies, because it’s an entirely separate entity,” Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, told reporters on Air Force One en route to New York. But he added, “I’m confident that the members of the board are well aware of the president’s commitment to transparency.”

The alliance was in the works before the disturbances last week after the death of Freddie Gray, the black man who suffered fatal injuries while in police custody in Baltimore, but it reflected the evolution of Mr. Obama’s presidency. For him, in a way, it is coming back to issues that animated him as a young community organizer and politician. It was his own struggle with race and identity, captured in his youthful memoir, “Dreams From My Father,” that stood him apart from other presidential aspirants.

But that was a side of him that he kept largely to himself through the first years of his presidency while he focused on other priorities like turning the economy around, expanding government-subsidized health care and avoiding electoral land mines en route to re-election.

After securing a second term, Mr. Obama appeared more emboldened. Just a month after his 2013 inauguration, he talked passionately about opportunity and race with a group of teenage boys in Chicago, a moment aides point to as perhaps the first time he had spoken about these issues in such a personal, powerful way as president. A few months later, he publicly lamented the death of Trayvon Martin, a black Florida teenager, saying that “could have been me 35 years ago.”

Photo
 
President Obama on Monday with Darinel Montero, a student at Bronx International High School who introduced him before remarks at Lehman College in the Bronx. Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

That case, along with public ruptures of anger over police shootings in Ferguson and elsewhere, have pushed the issue of race and law enforcement onto the public agenda. Aides said they imagined that with his presidency in its final stages, Mr. Obama might be thinking more about what comes next and causes he can advance as a private citizen.

That is not to say that his public discussion of these issues has been universally welcomed. Some conservatives said he had made matters worse by seeming in their view to blame police officers in some of the disputed cases.

“President Obama, when he was elected, could have been a unifying leader,” Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, a Republican candidate for president, said at a forum last week. “He has made decisions that I think have inflamed racial tensions.”

On the other side of the ideological spectrum, some liberal African-American activists have complained that Mr. Obama has not done enough to help downtrodden communities. While he is speaking out more, these critics argue, he has hardly used the power of the presidency to make the sort of radical change they say is necessary.

The line Mr. Obama has tried to straddle has been a serrated one. He condemns police brutality as he defends most officers as honorable. He condemns “criminals and thugs” who looted in Baltimore while expressing empathy with those trapped in a cycle of poverty and hopelessness.

In the Bronx on Monday, Mr. Obama bemoaned the death of Brian Moore, a plainclothes New York police officer who had died earlier in the day after being shot in the head Saturday on a Queens street. Most police officers are “good and honest and fair and care deeply about their communities,” even as they put their lives on the line, Mr. Obama said.

“Which is why in addressing the issues in Baltimore or Ferguson or New York, the point I made was that if we’re just looking at policing, we’re looking at it too narrowly,” he added. “If we ask the police to simply contain and control problems that we ourselves have been unwilling to invest and solve, that’s not fair to the communities, it’s not fair to the police.”

Moreover, if society writes off some people, he said, “that’s not the kind of country I want to live in; that’s not what America is about.”

His message to young men like Malachi Hernandez, who attends Boston Latin Academy in Massachusetts, is not to give up.

“I want you to know you matter,” he said. “You matter to us.”

Obama Finds a Bolder Voice on Race Issues | PAKET UMROH BULAN JANUARI 2016

promo umroh ramadhan di Ciracas jakarta
biaya paket umrah januari di Cipinang Besar Selatan jakarta
harga berangkat umrah desember di Bambu Apus jakarta
biaya paket berangkat umrah juni di Cipayung jakarta
biaya berangkat umrah mei di Cilangkap jakarta
biaya berangkat umroh ramadhan di Kayu Putih jakarta
paket promo berangkat umrah mei di Cipinang Muara jakarta
harga umrah februari di Utan Kayu Utara jakarta
paket promo umroh februari di Cipinang Muara jakarta
biaya paket berangkat umrah april di Jati jakarta
paket umroh juni di Pondok Ranggon jakarta
biaya umrah juni di Utan Kayu Utara jakarta
paket promo berangkat umrah juni di Pisangan Timur jakarta
biaya umrah februari di Ciracas jakarta
paket umroh awal tahun tangerang
promo berangkat umroh februari di Klender jakarta
harga umrah akhir tahun di Pal Meriam jakarta
promo berangkat umrah akhir tahun di Cibubur jakarta
promo umroh akhir tahun di Kebon Manggis jakarta
harga paket umroh juni di Cipinang Cempedak jakarta
paket berangkat umrah juni di Rawamangun jakarta
paket promo berangkat umroh april di Jatinegara jakarta
paket promo berangkat umrah april di Kramat Jati jakarta
harga umrah awal tahun di Pal Meriam jakarta
harga paket umroh januari di Rawa Bunga jakarta
paket berangkat umrah awal tahun di Rawa Terate jakarta
paket berangkat umroh ramadhan di Klender jakarta
harga paket berangkat umroh januari di Kebon Manggis jakarta
promo berangkat umroh mei di Bambu Apus jakarta
biaya paket berangkat umrah maret di Cipinang Cempedak jakarta
promo berangkat umrah akhir tahun di Kayu Manis jakarta
harga paket berangkat umroh februari di Duren Sawit jakarta
promo berangkat umroh april di Setu jakarta
paket umroh april di Halim Perdanakusuma jakarta
paket berangkat umrah akhir tahun di Duren Sawit jakarta
harga paket umrah januari di Rawa Bunga jakarta
harga paket umroh april di Pulo Gadung jakarta
paket promo berangkat umroh akhir tahun di Bambu Apus jakarta
biaya paket berangkat umroh mei di Munjul jakarta
biaya paket umrah april di Cipinang Besar Utara jakarta
biaya umroh akhir tahun di Pondok Kelapa jakarta
paket promo umrah akhir tahun di Cipinang Cempedak jakarta
harga umroh ramadhan di Pulo Gadung jakarta
paket promo berangkat umroh februari di Pondok Bambu jakarta
harga paket berangkat umrah februari di Cipinang Besar Utara jakarta
paket umroh januari di Cipayung jakarta
biaya umroh ramadhan di Cilangkap jakarta
paket berangkat umrah april di Klender jakarta
biaya paket umrah maret di Kebon Pala jakarta
biaya berangkat umrah mei di Munjul jakarta
harga paket umrah februari di Cipinang jakarta
paket umrah akhir tahun di Bali Mester jakarta
paket promo umroh ramadhan di Pondok Kelapa jakarta
biaya paket umrah april di Pulo Gadung jakarta
paket promo berangkat umrah desember di Rawamangun jakarta
paket promo umrah desember bekasi barat
biaya paket berangkat umroh mei di Kramat Jati jakarta
biaya paket umroh maret di Cipayung jakarta
paket promo umrah ramadhan di Bidaracina jakarta
paket promo berangkat umrah awal tahun di Cipinang Besar Selatan jakarta
harga berangkat umroh april di Pisangan Timur jakarta
paket promo umroh mei di Kampung Baru jakarta
biaya berangkat umrah mei di Ceger jakarta
harga umrah ramadhan di Makasar jakarta
biaya berangkat umroh awal tahun di Ciracas jakarta
harga paket umroh awal tahun bekasi utara
harga paket umroh januari di Lubang Buaya jakarta
paket umrah ramadhan di Ceger jakarta
biaya umroh akhir tahun di Cipinang Besar Utara jakarta
paket promo umrah januari di Jatinegara jakarta
promo umroh awal tahun di Ciracas jakarta
paket berangkat umrah januari tangerang
biaya umroh akhir tahun di Makasar jakarta
biaya berangkat umroh awal tahun di Pekayon jakarta
biaya paket berangkat umroh februari di Rawamangun jakarta
biaya paket berangkat umrah april di Jatinegara jakarta
biaya paket umroh januari di Setu jakarta
harga paket umroh ramadhan di Kelapa Dua Wetan jakarta
biaya paket berangkat umroh juni di Cakung Barat jakarta
harga berangkat umrah maret di Jatinegara jakarta
promo berangkat umroh desember bekasi barat
paket promo umrah januari di Cipinang Besar Selatan jakarta
paket berangkat umrah januari di Cibubur jakarta
biaya berangkat umroh ramadhan di Cibubur jakarta
promo berangkat umrah desember di Pekayon jakarta
paket promo berangkat umroh desember tangerang
harga paket berangkat umrah mei di Jati jakarta
biaya berangkat umrah juni di Kramat Jati jakarta
biaya berangkat umroh akhir tahun di Pal Meriam jakarta
paket berangkat umrah mei di Munjul jakarta
harga berangkat umroh juni di Pondok Bambu jakarta
paket promo berangkat umrah desember di Cakung Barat jakarta
biaya berangkat umrah awal tahun di Cipayung jakarta
harga umrah februari di Pekayon jakarta
promo berangkat umroh februari di Rawamangun jakarta
promo berangkat umroh awal tahun di Bidaracina jakarta
biaya paket berangkat umroh ramadhan di Rambutan jakarta
promo berangkat umrah februari di Pulo Gadung jakarta
biaya paket umroh mei di Pondok Ranggon jakarta
paket promo berangkat umroh akhir tahun di Kramat Jati jakarta