Killer House Plant?

Saya dapat email dari seorang teman yang mengatakan bahwa tanaman ini beracun. Tanaman ini bisa ditemukan di mana saja, bisa di rumah, di kantor, di sekolah, di jalan, dan di sekitar kita. Kalau tidak salah di Indonesia namanya “beras tumpah”.

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“Please read below. The message is true. I almost lost my daughter who put a piece of the leaf of this plant in her mouth and her tongue swelled to the point of suffocation. This is one plant but there are others with the same characteristics of coloring. Those are also poisonous and we should get rid of them. Please watch out for our children. As we all leave our children home in the hands of the helpers, we should give them a safe environment where they
can play. This plant that we have in our homes and offices is extremely dangerous! This plant is common in   Rwanda & Uganda in plant nurseries , many offices and homes. It is a deadly poison, mainly for the children. It can kill a kid in less than a minute and an adult in 15 minutes. It should be uprooted from gardens and taken out of offices. If touched, one should never touch ones eyes. Iit can cause partial or permanent blindness. Please alert your buddies.”

Aku hampir kehilangan anak perempuanku, ketika ia bermain dengan menaruh daun tumbuhan ini di dalam mulutnya, lidahnya menjadi bengkak dan ia menjadi sesak nafas. Tanaman ini hanya sejenis, namun ada tanaman lain yang hampir mirip karakteristik warnanya. Tanaman ini beracun dan kita harus menjauhkannya dari lingkungan kita. Berhati-hatilah terhadap anak-anak kita, walaupun kita sering meninggalkan mereka di rumah dengan pengasuhnya, kita tetap harus memberi mereka lingkungan bermain yang aman.
Killer House PlantTanaman ini seringkali kita taruh di rumah atau di kantor, berhati-hatilah karena ia beracun! Tanaman ini sangat umum di negara Rwanda & Uganda . Tanaman ini sangat beracun, terutama bagi anak-anak. Racunnya dapat membunuh anak-anak hanya dalam waktu kurang semenit dan membunuh orang dewasa dalam waktu 15 menit. Jangan ditanam di kebun, apalagi ditaruh di kantor atau rumah. Jika tangan Anda menyentuhnya, jangan sekali-kali Anda usap mata Anda sesudahnya, karena racun tersebut dapat menyebabkan kebutaan. Tolong peringatkan orang-orang sekitar Anda.

 

Tomcat in Jakarta Still Normal

BeritaJakarta.com.

The tomcat attack which started in East Java is now entering Jakarta. However, Jakarta Provincial Government stressed that tomcat population in the city is still in normal amount. Besides, no citizens are reported become the victims from this insect’s sting.
Head of Jakarta Maritime and Agriculture Department (DKP) Ipih Ruyani confirms about the presence of tomcat in Jakarta. And based on the monitoring done by Jakarta DKP Plant Pest Organism Control Officers (POPT), the amount of tomcat in the city is still in normal amount.
“POPT will continuously monitor tomcat population in paddy fields in Jakarta. Our officers are ready to handle tomcat’s population explosion if it happens in Jakarta,” she stated, Saturday (3/24).
In order to prevent tomcat’s population explosion, residents are urged to clean the bushes. “Also make good sanitation system and clean the house routinely. Healthy lifestyle can prevent tomcat’s growth in Jakarta,” she told.
According to Ipih, tomcat is actually farmers-friendly because it eats planthoppers (hama wereng) in paddy fields. Therefore, she urges citizens not to worry about tomcat because it only stings people if their presence is jeopardized.
Meanwhile, Head of Jakarta Health Department Dien Emmawati stated that until now, no citizens are being treated in sub-district community health centers (Puskesmas) because of stung by tomcat. “No patients until today,” she asserted.
However, her department has alerted 44 sub-district Puskesmas in all Jakarta areas to give first aid for tomcat victim. For tomcat victim, Dien explained, first of all the person must do is cleaned the sting and the put salve on it.

newsworthy

I think newsworthy is something worth being in the public, something that people need to know, something that can be shared in public.

We can see one definition of newsworthy can be found in the the free dictionary by Farlex.

news·wor·thy  (nzwûr, nyz-)

adj. news·wor·thi·ernews·wor·thi·est

Of sufficient interest or importance to the public to warrant reporting in the media.
newsworthi·ness n.

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  1. Newsworthy events
  2. Background events
  3. Sources

Some language features of news item include the information on the use of HEADLINES. Action verbs and saying verbs are common in a news. Passive sentences and adverbs in passive sentences are mainly used in news item.

NEWS Item

To inform readers, listeners or viewers about events of the day which are considered newsworthy or important. – Look Ahead 1

Every news should have these 3 elements as the structure.

  1. Newsworthy events
  2. Background events
  3. Sources

Some language features of news item include the information on the use of HEADLINES. Action verbs and saying verbs are common in a news. Passive sentences and adverbs in passive sentences are mainly used in news item.

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