Senin, 30 Januari 2012

PENCEGAHAN HIV/AIDS DENGAN YO-YO dan BUMERANG


SUBANG, Salah satu upaya untuk mencegah laju penularan HIV/AIDS diperlukan metoda yang baik. Diantaranya melalui kegiatan sosialisasi yang menyenangkan atau olahraga yang menyenangkan. Misalnya melalui kegiatan permainan olahraga bumerang atau permainan yo-yo atau permainan lainnya yang memang menjadi hobi generasi muda. Upaya ini khususnya ditujukan kepada para siswa yang masih bersih dalam usia sekolah. Selanjutnya upaya ini dilakukan berkesinambungan. Sehingga kesadaran akan bahaya HIV/AIDS dan upaya menghindari dari bahayanya terus terjaga. "Seperti saya tahu bahaya HIV/AIDS itu sejak SD. Tetapi ketika SMP hampir tidak ada informasi tentang bahayanya lagi. Apalagi ketika memasuki masa menyukai lawan jenis. Tentu sangat rawan," jelas salah seorang staf Bagian Promosi dan Duta Wisata, Dinas Budparpora Kab. Subang, Oke Rosgana ketika menjelaskan upaya tentang idenya dalam upaya pencegahan HIV/AIDS.

Pihak yang perlu mendapat penanganan serius ialah generasi muda yang masih bersih supaya tidak tertular. Sebagian besar penularan HIV/AIDS akibat dari perilaku hidup yang kurang sehat. Maka dari itu mereka perlu diberikan penyadaran sejak dini melalui kegiatan mendidik dan menyenangkan (edutainment). Malah diharapkan dengan kegiatan olahraga yang menyenangkan para generasi muda bisa mencetak prestasi yang mengharumkan bangsa.

Kegiatan ini bagian dari Rapat Penyusunan Rencana Kerja Penanggulangan HIV/AIDS KPAI Kab. Subang yang diselenggarakan oleh Tim Asistensi KPAI. Biro Yansos Provinsi Jawa Barat, di Aula Dinas Kesehatan Kab. Subang, Senin (30/1).

Pada kesempatan itu Tim Asistensi KPAI, Provinsi Jawa Barat, Drs. Juliyanto menyampaikan tentang upaya strategi penanggulngan HIV/AIDS dan diharapkan kepada instansi di daerah Kabupaten Subang bisa menyusun rencana kerja dalam upaya pencegahan HIV/AIDS dengan melibatkan semua unsur masyarakat.

Sementara upaya Dinas Kesehatan Kab. Subang sebagaimana dikatakan oleh Dr. Ahmad Nasuhi, ialah dengan melakukan upaya pemusnahan limbah medis secara cermat. Dengan melakukan pemusnahan secara langsung terutama di RSU dengan incenerator. Hal yang sama juga diterapkan kepada bidan praktek. "Bila yang dekat dengan instalasi RSUD bisa dilakukan pemusnahan di RSUD," jelasnya. Mengenai pemusnahan limbah medis ini, lanjut Dr. Amhad Nasuhi, akan disertakan dalam syarat perpanjangan Surat Ijin Praktek (SIP) disertakan kesanggupan untuk memusnahkan limbah medis. Seringkali limbah-limbah medis seperti bekas alat suntik dijadikan mainan yang dijual di sekolah-sekolah dasar. "Padahal kita tidak tahu bagaimana cara mebersikannya," jelas Dr. Ahmad.

Dari Dinas Tenaga Kerja kepada keluarga TKI yang bekerja di luar negeri akan dilakukan monitoring dan pembinaan kepada kedua belah pihak, baik istri atau suaminya. Dari kasus HIV/AIDS yang ditemukan. Khususnya dari TKI, diantara 5 kasus, 3 diantaranya dari pihak yang bekerja di luar negeri dan 2 lainnya dari keluarga yang ditinggalkan di dalam negeri. Seringkali TKI yang bekerja di luar negeri dipekerjakan di tempat hiburan atau yang rawan tertular. Adapula sebaliknya di luar negeri aman tetapi keluarga yang ditinggalkan malah tertular akibat dari perilaku kurang baik.

Anggota DPRD Kab. Subang, H. Rosyid, menyampaikan bahwa untuk selanjutnya mengenai upaya penanggulangan HIV/AIDS bisa dibahas bersama pimpinan daerah. Terutama masalah anggaran sehingga Dewan bisa ikut masukan anggaran penanggulangan dengan melakukan pembahasan bersama pihak pengambil keputusan.

Minggu, 22 Januari 2012

Chronology of Tom Kuhn Yoyos


Chronology of Tom Kuhn Yoyos

1976 - Dr. Tom Kuhn (TK) patented (applied to have patented) the No-Jive 3-in-1 Yoyo.

1977 - TK opened shop (ie, Tom Kuhn Yoyos). He first introduced the simple, one-piece (fixed-axle) “San Francisco Woodies. The first of those Woodies was the Maple Leaf Woodie, followed by the Cliff House and Seal Rocks Woodie, the Fisherman’s Warf Woodie, the Cable Car Woodie, and the Golden Gate Bridge Woodie. Those simple, elegant woodies were produced and sold for several years, and Dr. Kuhn has always viewed the San Fran Woody design as the “No-Jive No. 1.”

Also in 1977, Dr. Kuhn introduced the No-Jive 3-in-1, which he has always considered to be the No-Jive No. 2. That same year, he created the Flying Camel; and the three main Mandalas (Filigree, Snowflake, and Starburst). (I have seen conflicting information, some dating the Camel’s and Mandalas’ releases years later; however, Dr. Kuhn was very clear, and resolute, respecting this information.)

1980 - TK made the famous $10,000 Smithsonian Starburst Mandala. A San Francisco jeweler, Sydney Mobell, encrusted it with jewels. He later donated it to the Smithsonian Museum, where it proudly displays to this day.

1984 - TK released the Olympic No-Jive, and the Aspen No-Jive.

1987 - TK performed on national television (on the Smothers Brothers’ Comedy Hour) with the Silver Bullet (ie, SB1, which used a wooden axle). Also this year, TK released the 10 Year Anniversary Diamond No-Jive (Maple & Walnut Versions), the Abercrombie No-Jive, and the Neiman Marcus No-Jive.

1990 - TK introduced the SB2 (the predecessor to today’s modern bearing-equipped metal yoyos).

1992 - TK released the Sleep Machine (wooden, butterfly shaped, and bearing-equipped); the Roller Woody (wooden, imperial shaped, bearing-equipped); and the 15th Anniversary No-Jives.

1995 - TK introduced the white Dr. Yo woodies.

1997 - TK introduced painted No-Jives, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Tom Kuhn Yoyos.

1999 - TK introduced the Pocket Rocket; Turbo Discs (response system, which made the SB1 and SB2 work really well); and the scarce World’s 1999 Fixed Axle Challenge Sunburst (only 5 are known to exist).

1999-2000 - TK ceased production, & licensed full-scale TK Yoyo production to Brad Countryman (BC). BC had been making some yoyos for TK as far back as the late 1980’s.

2001 - TK/BC introduced the RD Series, the Celtic Mandalas, and the Quatle Mandala (per designs by Matt Carter, aka Scarecrow, aka Crow).

2002 - TK/BC introduced laminated No-Jives. (The first No-Jive "laminates" featured natural laminated wood with a deep blue cluster running through it; laminated grey wood with a green and yellow cluster running through it; and the No-Jive Rainbow.) TK/BC released the Tom Cat (first run anodized in tortoiseshell colorway – later in raw aluminum - all Tom Cats were stock equipped with Turbo Discs).

2003 - TK/BC released the 25th Anniv. No-Jive (imperial in natural & butterfly in white), and the Walnut TK-60 (in celebration of Tom’s birthday).

2004 - TK/BC released the limited Big Yo 25th No-Jive (with printing over hex nut), saluting the 25th Anniv. of the 1979 launch of the huge No-Jive (a No-Jive wooden yoyo that weighs 256 pounds, is 50” high and 31.5” wide). BC also produced the Magda 95’er this year.

2005 - TK/BC introduced the bearing-equipped Redline (half silver – half black with the indication of a tachymeter); and a limited Wood Rocks version (half red – half black with “Brush & Yo Daily” gold embossed), to salute Dr. Kuhn’s 35 years of dental practice.

2006 - BC began closing down production of Tom Kuhn yoyos (per a 3-26-2007 post by oldyoyoguy).

2007 - TK/BC produced the Batik, on commission by David Hall. Hall wanted them made from Mandala bodies. Alas, no Mandala or No-Jive bodies were available. Instead, a new yoyo body was used - one theretofore under development by Dr. Kuhn – the No-Jive 3! And so, through the Batik, the No-Jive 3 was released for the first time. Hall had ordered 100 Batiks. Only 70 were produced. BC stopped making No-Jive yoyos, during this year.

2008 - TK/BC released the Fat Cat, TK’s last truly "new" design for a metal yoyo (as of this writing).

2010 - TK/BC released a solid-wood (rock maple), fixed-axle version of the Wood Rocks yoyo (one commemorating XEKO, and one bearing a Pink Ribbon to raise awareness of breast cancer), TK's last truly "new" design for a wooden yoyo (as of this writing).

2012 - TK/BC will release the No-Jive No. 3.

I hope you find this chronology concise and helpful. Many thanks to Ed, Dana (Yoyo408), LJ (Vegabomb), Wayne, and Matt (Crow), Brad Countryman, and especially to Dr. Tom Kuhn, himself, for the patient conversations, refinements, and insights. I welcome insights from all fellow aficionados - my clever and resourceful friends.


Respectfully,
Bud Roberts