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Bila sorang wanita mengatakan dia sedang bersedih, tetapi dia tidak menitiskan airmata, itu bermakna dia sedang menangis di dalam hatinya. Bila dia tidak menghiraukan kamu selepas kamu menyakiti hatinya, lebih baik kamu beri dia masa untuk menenangkan hatinya semula sebelum kamu menegur dengan ucapan maaf. Wanita sukar nak cari benda yang dia benci tentang orang [...]

  1. Bila sorang wanita mengatakan dia sedang bersedih, tetapi dia tidak menitiskan airmata, itu bermakna dia sedang menangis di dalam hatinya.
  2. Bila dia tidak menghiraukan kamu selepas kamu menyakiti hatinya, lebih baik kamu beri dia masa untuk menenangkan hatinya semula sebelum kamu menegur dengan ucapan maaf.
  3. Wanita sukar nak cari benda yang dia benci tentang orang yang paling dia sayang (sebab itu ramai wanita yang patah hati bila hubungan itu putus di tengah jalan).
  4. Sekiranya sorang wanita jatuh cinta dengan sorang lelaki, lelaki itu akan sentiasa ada di fikirannya walaupun ketika dia sedang keluar dengan lelaki lain.
  5. Bila lelaki yang dia suka dan cinta merenung tajam ke dalam matanya, dia akan cair seperti coklat!!
  6. Wanita memang sukakan pujian tetapi selalu tidak tau macam mana nak menerima pujian.
  7. Jika kamu tidak suka dengan gadis yang sukakan kamu separuh mati, tolak cintanya dengan lembut, jangan berkasar sebab ada satu semangat dalam diri wanita yang kamu tak akan tahu bila dia dah buat keputusan, dia akan lakukan apa saja.
  8. Sekiranya sorang gadis mula menjauhkan diri darimu selepas kamu tolak cintanya, biarkan dia untuk seketika. Sekiranya kamu masih ingin menganggap dia sorang kawan, cubalah tegur dia perlahan-lahan.
  9. Wanita suka meluahkan apa yang mereka rasa. Muzik, puisi, lukisan dan tulisan adalah cara termudah mereka meluahkan isi hati mereka.
  10. Jangan sesekali beritahu perempuan yang mereka ni lansung tak berguna.
  11. Bersikap terlalu serius boleh mematikan mood wanita.
  12. Bila pertama kali lelaki yang dicintainya dalam diam memberikan respon positif, misalnya menghubunginya melalui telefon, si gadis akan bersikap acuh tak acuh seolah-olah tidak berminat, tetapi sebaik saja ganggang diletakkan, dia akan menjerit kesukaan dan tak sampai sepuluh minit, semua rakan-rakannya akan tahu berita tersebut.
  13. Sekuntum senyuman memberi seribu erti bagi wanita. Jadi jangan senyum sebarangan.
  14. Jika kamu menyukai sorang wanita,cubalah mulakan dengan persahabatan. Kemudian biarkan dia mengenalimu dengan lebih mendalam.
  15. Jika sorang wanita memberi seribu satu alasan setiap kali kamu ajak keluar, tinggalkan dia sebab dia memang tak berminat denganmu.
  16. Tetapi jika dalam masa yang sama dia menghubungimu atau menunggu panggilan darimu, teruskan usahamu untuk memikatnya.
  17. Jangan sesekali mengagak apa yang dirasakannya. Tanya dia sendiri!!
  18. Selepas sorang gadis jatuh cinta, dia akan sering tertanya-tanya kenapalah aku tak jumpa lelaki ini lebih awal.
  19. Kalau kamu masih tercari-cari cara yang paling romantik untuk memikat hati sorang gadis, cubalah rajin-rajinkan tangan menyelak buku-buku cinta.
  20. Bila setiap kali gambar kelas keluar, benda pertama yang dicari oleh wanita ialah siapa yang berdiri di sebelah buah hatinya, kemudian barulah dirinya sendiri.
  21. Bekas teman lelaki akan sentiasa ada di fikirannya tetapi lelaki yang dicintainya sekarang akan berada di tempat teristimewa iaitu di hatinya!!
  22. Satu ucapan ‘Hi’ sahaja sudah cukup menceriakan harinya.
  23. Teman baiknya saja yang tahu apa yang sedang dia rasa dan lalui.
  24. Wanita paling benci lelaki yang berbaik-baik dengan mereka semata-mata nak tackle kawan mereka yang paling cantik.
  25. Cinta bermaksud kesetiaan, ambil berat, jujur dan kebahagiaan tanpa sebarang kompromi.
  26. Semua wanita mahukan sorang lelaki yang cintakan mereka sepenuh hati..
  27. Senjata wanita adalah airmata!!
  28. Wanita suka jika sesekali orang yang disayanginya mengadakan surprise buatnya (hadiah,bunga atau sekadar kad ucapan romantis). Mereka akan rasa terharu dan merasakan bahawa dirinya dicintai setulus hati. Dengan ini dia tak akan ragu-ragu terhadapmu.
  29. Wanita mudah jatuh hati pada lelaki yang ambil berat tentang mereka dan baik terhadapnya. So, kalau nak memikat wanita pandai-pandailah…
  30. Sebenarnya mudah mengambil hati wanita kerana apa yang dia mahu hanyalah perasaan dicintai dan disayangi sepenuh jiwa.

  1. Bila sorang wanita mengatakan dia sedang bersedih, tetapi dia tidak menitiskan airmata, itu bermakna dia sedang menangis di dalam hatinya.
  2. Bila dia tidak menghiraukan kamu selepas kamu menyakiti hatinya, lebih baik kamu beri dia masa untuk menenangkan hatinya semula sebelum kamu menegur dengan ucapan maaf.
  3. Wanita sukar nak cari benda yang dia benci tentang orang yang paling dia sayang (sebab itu ramai wanita yang patah hati bila hubungan itu putus di tengah jalan).
  4. Sekiranya sorang wanita jatuh cinta dengan sorang lelaki, lelaki itu akan sentiasa ada di fikirannya walaupun ketika dia sedang keluar dengan lelaki lain.
  5. Bila lelaki yang dia suka dan cinta merenung tajam ke dalam matanya, dia akan cair seperti coklat!!
  6. Wanita memang sukakan pujian tetapi selalu tidak tau macam mana nak menerima pujian.
  7. Jika kamu tidak suka dengan gadis yang sukakan kamu separuh mati, tolak cintanya dengan lembut, jangan berkasar sebab ada satu semangat dalam diri wanita yang kamu tak akan tahu bila dia dah buat keputusan, dia akan lakukan apa saja.
  8. Sekiranya sorang gadis mula menjauhkan diri darimu selepas kamu tolak cintanya, biarkan dia untuk seketika. Sekiranya kamu masih ingin menganggap dia sorang kawan, cubalah tegur dia perlahan-lahan.
  9. Wanita suka meluahkan apa yang mereka rasa. Muzik, puisi, lukisan dan tulisan adalah cara termudah mereka meluahkan isi hati mereka.
  10. Jangan sesekali beritahu perempuan yang mereka ni lansung tak berguna.
  11. Bersikap terlalu serius boleh mematikan mood wanita.
  12. Bila pertama kali lelaki yang dicintainya dalam diam memberikan respon positif, misalnya menghubunginya melalui telefon, si gadis akan bersikap acuh tak acuh seolah-olah tidak berminat, tetapi sebaik saja ganggang diletakkan, dia akan menjerit kesukaan dan tak sampai sepuluh minit, semua rakan-rakannya akan tahu berita tersebut.
  13. Sekuntum senyuman memberi seribu erti bagi wanita. Jadi jangan senyum sebarangan.
  14. Jika kamu menyukai sorang wanita,cubalah mulakan dengan persahabatan. Kemudian biarkan dia mengenalimu dengan lebih mendalam.
  15. Jika sorang wanita memberi seribu satu alasan setiap kali kamu ajak keluar, tinggalkan dia sebab dia memang tak berminat denganmu.
  16. Tetapi jika dalam masa yang sama dia menghubungimu atau menunggu panggilan darimu, teruskan usahamu untuk memikatnya.
  17. Jangan sesekali mengagak apa yang dirasakannya. Tanya dia sendiri!!
  18. Selepas sorang gadis jatuh cinta, dia akan sering tertanya-tanya kenapalah aku tak jumpa lelaki ini lebih awal.
  19. Kalau kamu masih tercari-cari cara yang paling romantik untuk memikat hati sorang gadis, cubalah rajin-rajinkan tangan menyelak buku-buku cinta.
  20. Bila setiap kali gambar kelas keluar, benda pertama yang dicari oleh wanita ialah siapa yang berdiri di sebelah buah hatinya, kemudian barulah dirinya sendiri.
  21. Bekas teman lelaki akan sentiasa ada di fikirannya tetapi lelaki yang dicintainya sekarang akan berada di tempat teristimewa iaitu di hatinya!!
  22. Satu ucapan ‘Hi’ sahaja sudah cukup menceriakan harinya.
  23. Teman baiknya saja yang tahu apa yang sedang dia rasa dan lalui.
  24. Wanita paling benci lelaki yang berbaik-baik dengan mereka semata-mata nak tackle kawan mereka yang paling cantik.
  25. Cinta bermaksud kesetiaan, ambil berat, jujur dan kebahagiaan tanpa sebarang kompromi.
  26. Semua wanita mahukan sorang lelaki yang cintakan mereka sepenuh hati..
  27. Senjata wanita adalah airmata!!
  28. Wanita suka jika sesekali orang yang disayanginya mengadakan surprise buatnya (hadiah,bunga atau sekadar kad ucapan romantis). Mereka akan rasa terharu dan merasakan bahawa dirinya dicintai setulus hati. Dengan ini dia tak akan ragu-ragu terhadapmu.
  29. Wanita mudah jatuh hati pada lelaki yang ambil berat tentang mereka dan baik terhadapnya. So, kalau nak memikat wanita pandai-pandailah…
  30. Sebenarnya mudah mengambil hati wanita kerana apa yang dia mahu hanyalah perasaan dicintai dan disayangi sepenuh jiwa.

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I’m sure we’ve all been there at one point, we’ve worked a job where the manager was absolutely dreadful. The type of boss that makes your job unbearable to a point where you feel like walking …

More a reminder for myself than anything else.

I’m sure we’ve all been there at one point, we’ve worked a job where the manager was absolutely dreadful. The type of boss that makes your job unbearable to a point where you feel like walking …

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More a reminder for myself than anything else.

I’m sure we’ve all been there at one point, we’ve worked a job where the manager was absolutely dreadful. The type of boss that makes your job unbearable to a point where you feel like walking …

Source: www.business2community.com

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Are you an introvert?

Do you prefer your own company sometimes? Away from the madding crowd? Do you consider your personal space sacred? Chances are, like me, you’re an introvert. Contrary to what most people think, an introvert is not simply a person who is shy. In fact, being shy has little to do with being an introvert! Shyness [...]

Do you prefer your own company sometimes? Away from the madding crowd? Do you consider your personal space sacred? Chances are, like me, you’re an introvert.

Contrary to what most people think, an introvert is not simply a person who is shy. In fact, being shy has little to do with being an introvert! Shyness has an element of apprehension, nervousness and anxiety, and while an introvert may also be shy, introversion itself is not shyness. Basically, an introvert is a person who is energized by being alone and whose energy is drained by being around other people.

Introverts are more concerned with the inner world of the mind. They enjoy thinking, exploring their thoughts and feelings. They often avoid social situations because being around people drains their energy. This is true even if they have good social skills. After being with people for any length of time, such as at a party, they need time alone to “recharge.”

When introverts want to be alone, it is not, by itself, a sign of depression. It means that they either need to regain their energy from being around people or that they simply want the time to be with their own thoughts. Being with people, even people they like and are comfortable with, can prevent them from their desire to be quietly introspective.

Being introspective, though, does not mean that an introvert never has conversations. However, those conversations are generally about ideas and concepts, not about what they consider the trivial matters of social small talk.

Here are five signs a person is an introvert. I found myself nodding to all five…

Graphic designer Schroeder Jones has come up with an easy-to-understand guide to getting to know introverts.

Introverts are all around and perhaps, understanding how they tick will make for lasting friendships with people that seem shy and quiet at first.

Remember that not everyone who is interesting or worth getting to know, has to be chatty or overtly friendly.

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Do you prefer your own company sometimes? Away from the madding crowd? Do you consider your personal space sacred? Chances are, like me, you’re an introvert.

Contrary to what most people think, an introvert is not simply a person who is shy. In fact, being shy has little to do with being an introvert! Shyness has an element of apprehension, nervousness and anxiety, and while an introvert may also be shy, introversion itself is not shyness. Basically, an introvert is a person who is energized by being alone and whose energy is drained by being around other people.

Introverts are more concerned with the inner world of the mind. They enjoy thinking, exploring their thoughts and feelings. They often avoid social situations because being around people drains their energy. This is true even if they have good social skills. After being with people for any length of time, such as at a party, they need time alone to “recharge.”

When introverts want to be alone, it is not, by itself, a sign of depression. It means that they either need to regain their energy from being around people or that they simply want the time to be with their own thoughts. Being with people, even people they like and are comfortable with, can prevent them from their desire to be quietly introspective.

Being introspective, though, does not mean that an introvert never has conversations. However, those conversations are generally about ideas and concepts, not about what they consider the trivial matters of social small talk.

Here are five signs a person is an introvert. I found myself nodding to all five…

Graphic designer Schroeder Jones has come up with an easy-to-understand guide to getting to know introverts.

Introverts are all around and perhaps, understanding how they tick will make for lasting friendships with people that seem shy and quiet at first.

Remember that not everyone who is interesting or worth getting to know, has to be chatty or overtly friendly.

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By the end of 2010 there were well over 500 million broadband subscribers worldwide (including all fixed access technologies). While Japan continues to lead the world in terms of the number of FttX subscribers; South Korea has the highest penetration in the world and is the first country in the world to reach over 50% [...]

Find out more about TelBru HSBB by clicking here!

By the end of 2010 there were well over 500 million broadband subscribers worldwide (including all fixed access technologies). While Japan continues to lead the world in terms of the number of FttX subscribers; South Korea has the highest penetration in the world and is the first country in the world to reach over 50% penetration of households using FttX. The USA and parts of Europe are also rolling out fibre, although there is concern that parts of Europe are lagging behind. It is the countries that recognise the importance of a fibre optic telecoms infrastructure for healthcare, education and e-government, as well as for their economy, that are leading developments in FttX.

English: Fibre optic strands

Fibre optic strands (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What is Fiber Optics?

Fiber optics transmit data through long, thin strands of glass that are the diameter of a human hair. Instead of using electricity to carry data, they transmit information using light- at the speed of light.

How does Fiber Optics work?

Imagine yourself looking through a very long, plastic pipe coated with a perfect mirror. Several miles away, on the other end, a friend shines a flashlight into the pipe. Because it is a perfect mirror, the light beams reflect off the sides. Even though the pipe curves and twists, you will be able to see the light at your end.

Benefits of FTTH

More Network Capacity (Bandwidth)- They have the ability to accommodate a wider variety of data and video applications.

Future Proof- The need for faster Internet speeds and more bandwidth has grown and will continue to grow in the future. Optical fibers have the flexibility to deliver more services.

Benefits of FTTH

The FTTH broadband connection will spark the creation of products not yet dreamed of as they open new possibilities for data transmission rate. Using the past as a guide, think what items that now seem commonplace were not even on the drawing board five or 10 years ago. FTTH broadband connections will inspire new products and services and could open entire new sectors in the business world, experts at the FTTH Council say.

FTTH broadband connections also will allow consumers to “bundle” their communications services. For instance, a consumer could receive telephone, video, audio, television and just about any other kind of digital data stream using a simple FTTH broadband connection. Such an arrangement would be more cost effective and simpler than receiving those services via different lines, as is often the case today.

Crosby, Tim.  “How Fiber-to-the-home Broadband Works”  28 March 2008.  HowStuffWorks.com. 14 April 2013.

The 3 Stages of FTTH Installation

Stage One: Initial Site Visit.You may see surveying crews locating the best line of entry to your home and then burying the FiberOptic Lines.

Stage Two: Connecting your Home. This stage involves crews placing an Optical Network Terminal (ONT) on the outside of your home. This small box is attached to a battery backup- which enables your phone to work during a power outage.

Typical FTTH Installation

Typical FTTH Install

FTTH fiber-to-the-home

FTTH fiber-to-the-home (Photo credit: dvanzuijlekom)

Stage Three: Activation so you can enjoy faster broadband technology!

Fibre Cable

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Fibre Splicing

Find out more about TelBru HSBB by clicking here!

By the end of 2010 there were well over 500 million broadband subscribers worldwide (including all fixed access technologies). While Japan continues to lead the world in terms of the number of FttX subscribers; South Korea has the highest penetration in the world and is the first country in the world to reach over 50% penetration of households using FttX. The USA and parts of Europe are also rolling out fibre, although there is concern that parts of Europe are lagging behind. It is the countries that recognise the importance of a fibre optic telecoms infrastructure for healthcare, education and e-government, as well as for their economy, that are leading developments in FttX.

English: Fibre optic strands

Fibre optic strands (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What is Fiber Optics?

Fiber optics transmit data through long, thin strands of glass that are the diameter of a human hair. Instead of using electricity to carry data, they transmit information using light- at the speed of light.

How does Fiber Optics work?

Imagine yourself looking through a very long, plastic pipe coated with a perfect mirror. Several miles away, on the other end, a friend shines a flashlight into the pipe. Because it is a perfect mirror, the light beams reflect off the sides. Even though the pipe curves and twists, you will be able to see the light at your end.

Benefits of FTTH

More Network Capacity (Bandwidth)- They have the ability to accommodate a wider variety of data and video applications.

Future Proof- The need for faster Internet speeds and more bandwidth has grown and will continue to grow in the future. Optical fibers have the flexibility to deliver more services.

Benefits of FTTH

The FTTH broadband connection will spark the creation of products not yet dreamed of as they open new possibilities for data transmission rate. Using the past as a guide, think what items that now seem commonplace were not even on the drawing board five or 10 years ago. FTTH broadband connections will inspire new products and services and could open entire new sectors in the business world, experts at the FTTH Council say.

FTTH broadband connections also will allow consumers to “bundle” their communications services. For instance, a consumer could receive telephone, video, audio, television and just about any other kind of digital data stream using a simple FTTH broadband connection. Such an arrangement would be more cost effective and simpler than receiving those services via different lines, as is often the case today.

Crosby, Tim.  “How Fiber-to-the-home Broadband Works”  28 March 2008.  HowStuffWorks.com. 14 April 2013.

The 3 Stages of FTTH Installation

Stage One: Initial Site Visit.You may see surveying crews locating the best line of entry to your home and then burying the FiberOptic Lines.

Stage Two: Connecting your Home. This stage involves crews placing an Optical Network Terminal (ONT) on the outside of your home. This small box is attached to a battery backup- which enables your phone to work during a power outage.

Typical FTTH Installation

Typical FTTH Install

FTTH fiber-to-the-home

FTTH fiber-to-the-home (Photo credit: dvanzuijlekom)

Stage Three: Activation so you can enjoy faster broadband technology!

Fibre Cable

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Fibre Splicing

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See on Scoop.it – Aspiring Outliers Today, businesses define social media marketing in many different ways. Some businesses see it as an extension of offline and online advertising. Others use social media as a way to interact with current customers. But no matter how your business uses social media, there is one thing you should [...]

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Today, businesses define social media marketing in many different ways. Some businesses see it as an extension of offline and online advertising.

Others use social media as a way to interact with current customers. But no matter how your business uses social media, there is one thing you should remember: social media is a place to be social.

If your business has a presence on social media, but is not actively communicating with consumers, you could be missing out on reaching potential customers and boosting customer loyalty with those who already follow you on social media. This infographic illustrates 21 social media marketing tips your business should remember in order to get the most out of your social media efforts, and give the most to your fans and followers…

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See on Scoop.itAspiring Outliers

Today, businesses define social media marketing in many different ways. Some businesses see it as an extension of offline and online advertising.

Others use social media as a way to interact with current customers. But no matter how your business uses social media, there is one thing you should remember: social media is a place to be social.

If your business has a presence on social media, but is not actively communicating with consumers, you could be missing out on reaching potential customers and boosting customer loyalty with those who already follow you on social media. This infographic illustrates 21 social media marketing tips your business should remember in order to get the most out of your social media efforts, and give the most to your fans and followers…

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See on Scoop.it – Aspiring Outliers Brands come to life when an experience confirms what the logo or tagline promises. Where are some places that your customers can experience your brand? When we talk about a company’s brand, people’s minds usually jump immediately to that company’s logo. No argument there: A logo is a vital [...]

See on Scoop.itAspiring Outliers

Brands come to life when an experience confirms what the logo or tagline promises. Where are some places that your customers can experience your brand?

When we talk about a company’s brand, people’s minds usually jump immediately to that company’s logo. No argument there: A logo is a vital element of how you communicate your brand. A logo is the visual representation of who and what you are. But your logo is just the beginning of your brand.

Others might point to your tagline and suggest that’s where your brand lives. Again, it’s an important communication tool for telling people what your company is all about. But where both your logo and your tagline fall short is that they’re one-way communications. You are showing or telling, but your audience is not actually experiencing your brand.

See on www.mpdailyfix.com

See on Scoop.itAspiring Outliers

Brands come to life when an experience confirms what the logo or tagline promises. Where are some places that your customers can experience your brand?

When we talk about a company’s brand, people’s minds usually jump immediately to that company’s logo. No argument there: A logo is a vital element of how you communicate your brand. A logo is the visual representation of who and what you are. But your logo is just the beginning of your brand.

Others might point to your tagline and suggest that’s where your brand lives. Again, it’s an important communication tool for telling people what your company is all about. But where both your logo and your tagline fall short is that they’re one-way communications. You are showing or telling, but your audience is not actually experiencing your brand.

See on www.mpdailyfix.com

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There has been plenty said about the electricity tariff hike which came into effect this year. I have yet to assess the impact it has on my home’s electricity cost but looking at the cumulative records, it looks quite significant. Thankfully though, electricity cost is no where near what it is in Perth where the [...]

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There has been plenty said about the electricity tariff hike which came into effect this year. I have yet to assess the impact it has on my home’s electricity cost but looking at the cumulative records, it looks quite significant. Thankfully though, electricity cost is no where near what it is in Perth where the bro lives. There, an average household can expect to pay at least AUD1,000.00 per month every two months (billing cycle is two months) in electricity charges. particularly during summer, when it gets so hot, air-conditioning is a necessary evil.

Recently though, the bro had a solar power kit installed at his home which has effectively shrunk his bill by at least 80%! This is made possible because the power generated by the solar panels is fed back into the grid and contributes to the usage. Any excess at the end of the month is bought back by the power company via a rebate on the home owner’s bill.

Just a note from the bro:We actually use more electricity than the average family here unfortunately so we are on the upper scale for usage. The 1k is also for two months as that’s the billing cycle here. So in essence, for an average household to install what we have, they would be getting paid handsomely by Synergy for all the electricity that’s fed back into the grid.

The scheme is a government backed one called feed-in-tariff scheme. Feed-in tariffs in Australia have been enacted by several State Governments for electricity generated by solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Feed-in tariff (FIT) are a premium rate paid to producers of renewable energy. They are a way of subsidising renewable energy and in Australia have been enacted at the State level. In WA, the Feed In Tariff offered by the state government is 40 cents whilst Synergy offers 7 cents via the Renewable Energy Buyback Scheme. Once the customer signs up, they will receive both incentives for the duration of the contract which is 10 years.

I think this is a fantastic idea which we can easily implement here in Brunei Darussalam. It will bring two main benefits, i.e. leveraging on alternative energy sources to ensure energy sustainability, and at the same time reduce the electricity bill. I hope the authorities will seriously consider this scheme, if they haven’t already done so. I for one would definitely sign up!

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Solar panels are installed on the rooftop

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The inverter

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A “grid-tie” solar system is the most common method of installing a residential solar power system. Grid-tie systems are connected to the main power grid and are designed to sell power back to the utility company. In an arrangement known widely as “net metering”, homeowners get paid for the electricity they generate in excess of what they use. This means that a system that produces 115% of a homeowner’s annual electricity needs, the electric utility will pay for the extra 15% that was produced by the system. Homeowners often not only completely eliminate their electric utility bill but they may actually realize a net profit. Net-metering works only on “grid-tie” solar or wind power systems. Because you must be connected to the utility grid, off-grid power systems are not compatible to net-metering programs. These systems can be designed offset any percentage of your kilowatt-hour utility usage.

A grid-tie electrical system is a system that generates electricity and is connected to the main power grid. These systems are typically based on renewable energy sources such as the sun or wind. Solar, or photovoltaic, or PV, grid-tie systems convert sunlight into electric current. Solar panels absorb photons of light from the sun, producing DC current electricity. Another system component, the grid tie inverter, converts this DC current into AC current which can then either be used by electric “loads” in the home or it can be directed onto the main power grid for a credit toward your monthly electric utility usage.

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There has been plenty said about the electricity tariff hike which came into effect this year. I have yet to assess the impact it has on my home’s electricity cost but looking at the cumulative records, it looks quite significant. Thankfully though, electricity cost is no where near what it is in Perth where the bro lives. There, an average household can expect to pay at least AUD1,000.00 per month every two months (billing cycle is two months) in electricity charges. particularly during summer, when it gets so hot, air-conditioning is a necessary evil.

Recently though, the bro had a solar power kit installed at his home which has effectively shrunk his bill by at least 80%! This is made possible because the power generated by the solar panels is fed back into the grid and contributes to the usage. Any excess at the end of the month is bought back by the power company via a rebate on the home owner’s bill.

Just a note from the bro:We actually use more electricity than the average family here unfortunately so we are on the upper scale for usage. The 1k is also for two months as that’s the billing cycle here. So in essence, for an average household to install what we have, they would be getting paid handsomely by Synergy for all the electricity that’s fed back into the grid.

The scheme is a government backed one called feed-in-tariff scheme. Feed-in tariffs in Australia have been enacted by several State Governments for electricity generated by solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Feed-in tariff (FIT) are a premium rate paid to producers of renewable energy. They are a way of subsidising renewable energy and in Australia have been enacted at the State level. In WA, the Feed In Tariff offered by the state government is 40 cents whilst Synergy offers 7 cents via the Renewable Energy Buyback Scheme. Once the customer signs up, they will receive both incentives for the duration of the contract which is 10 years.

I think this is a fantastic idea which we can easily implement here in Brunei Darussalam. It will bring two main benefits, i.e. leveraging on alternative energy sources to ensure energy sustainability, and at the same time reduce the electricity bill. I hope the authorities will seriously consider this scheme, if they haven’t already done so. I for one would definitely sign up!

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Solar panels are installed on the rooftop

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The inverter

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A “grid-tie” solar system is the most common method of installing a residential solar power system. Grid-tie systems are connected to the main power grid and are designed to sell power back to the utility company. In an arrangement known widely as “net metering”, homeowners get paid for the electricity they generate in excess of what they use. This means that a system that produces 115% of a homeowner’s annual electricity needs, the electric utility will pay for the extra 15% that was produced by the system. Homeowners often not only completely eliminate their electric utility bill but they may actually realize a net profit. Net-metering works only on “grid-tie” solar or wind power systems. Because you must be connected to the utility grid, off-grid power systems are not compatible to net-metering programs. These systems can be designed offset any percentage of your kilowatt-hour utility usage.

A grid-tie electrical system is a system that generates electricity and is connected to the main power grid. These systems are typically based on renewable energy sources such as the sun or wind. Solar, or photovoltaic, or PV, grid-tie systems convert sunlight into electric current. Solar panels absorb photons of light from the sun, producing DC current electricity. Another system component, the grid tie inverter, converts this DC current into AC current which can then either be used by electric “loads” in the home or it can be directed onto the main power grid for a credit toward your monthly electric utility usage.

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Today is World Diabetes Day. I am a diabetic and as part of WDD, I am taking the initiative to share as much information as possible about diabetes as possible for the next week or so.Most of the info will be stuff that I’ve gathered over the years but I still find useful as reminders [...]

Today is World Diabetes Day. I am a diabetic and as part of WDD, I am taking the initiative to share as much information as possible about diabetes as possible for the next week or so.

Most of the info will be stuff that I’ve gathered over the years but I still find useful as reminders for myself on what I need to do to keep my diabetes in check.

Today’s feature is about blood sugar levels. This is the most critical benchmark for diabetics. It is so easy to lose focus and suddenly find my blood sugar level sky high.

It’s times like these when I need a jolt to remind me of my condition and to “keep on the wagon”. How about you? How do you keep the discipline and stay on the blood sugar control wagon?

Taken from here.

What is the blood sugar level?

The blood sugar level is the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood. It is also known as plasma glucose level. It is expressed as millimoles per litre (mmol/l).

Normally blood glucose levels stay within narrow limits throughout the day: 4 to 8mmol/l. But they are higher after meals and usually lowest in the morning.

In diabetes the blood sugar level moves outside these limits until treated. Even with good control of diabetes, the blood sugar level will still at times drift outside this normal range.

Why control blood sugar levels?

When very high levels of blood glucose are present for years, it leads to damage of the small blood vessels.

This in turn increases your risk of developing late-stage diabetes complications including:

  • retinopathy (eye disease)
  • nephropathy (kidney disease)
  • neuropathy (nerve disease)
  • cardiovascular disease, such as heart attack, hypertension, heart failure, stroke and problems caused by poor circulation, eg gangrene in the worst cases.

 With Type 1 diabetes, these complications may start to appear 10 to 15 years after diagnosis.

They frequently appear less than 10 years after diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, because this type of diabetes is often present for years before it is recognised.

By keeping the blood sugar level stable, you significantly reduce your risk of these complications.

How can I measure blood sugar levels?

You can learn to measure blood sugar levels simply and quickly with a home blood glucose level testing kit. All kits have at least two things: a measuring device and a strip.

To check your blood sugar level, put a small amount of blood on the strip. Now place the strip into the device. After about 30 seconds it will display the blood glucose level.

The best way to take a blood sample is by pricking your finger with a sharp lancet that’s designed to penetrate the skin only as far as needed to draw a drop of blood.

What should glucose levels be?

The ideal values are:

  • 4 to 7mmol/l before meals
  • less than 10mmol/l 90 minutes after a meal
  • around 8mmol/l at bedtime.

How often should blood glucose levels be measured?

It depends on your lifestyle – the needs of someone with diabetes who’s also a PE instructor are quite different to someone who sits at a computer all day.

If you use insulin

In broad terms, people who have Type 1 diabetes should measure their blood sugar levels daily before meals. Some days one or two tests can be done, while on others four or five might be needed.

Measuring blood sugar levels in the morning before any food gives an indication of the amount of insulin needed overnight.

If you have Type 2 diabetes that’s being treated with insulin, you should also follow this schedule.

If you take oral treatments

If your diabetes is treated with tablets or a special diet (Type 2), you should measure your blood glucose levels once or twice a week – either before meals or 90 minutes after a meal.

You should also do a 24-hour profile once or twice a month. This means measuring glucose levels before each meal.

Not everyone with Type 2 diabetes needs to carry out regular blood glucose checks.

For elderly people and those with other medical problems, it’s often enough to check the urine for glucose – usually before breakfast and the evening meal.

This is because while good control of diabetes is important, cardiovascular complications (heart attacks, stroke, angina) are the main cause of serious illness and death in people with this type of diabetes.

So people with Type 2 diabetes will benefit from tackling the factors that contribute to their cardiovascular risk by:

  • controlling blood pressure more rigorously
  • lowering cholesterol levels with medication
  • increasing or starting exercise
  • stopping smoking.

Blood glucose levels at bedtime

The blood sugar level at bedtime should be between 7 and 10 mmol/l.

If blood glucose is very low or very high at bedtime, you may need to adjust your food intake or insulin dose. Make sure you discuss this with your doctor.

At what other times should blood glucose levels be measured?

Blood glucose should be measured any time you feel unwell or think your blood sugar level is too high or low.

If you have Type 1 diabetes and have more than 20mmol/l of glucose in your blood, you should use a urine strip to check for the presence of ketones.

One of the blood glucose meters available also allows you to check your blood for ketones.

If ketone bodies are present in your urine or blood, it’s a warning sign of diabetic acidosis. If this is the case, you should consult your doctor immediately.

Today is World Diabetes Day. I am a diabetic and as part of WDD, I am taking the initiative to share as much information as possible about diabetes as possible for the next week or so.

Most of the info will be stuff that I’ve gathered over the years but I still find useful as reminders for myself on what I need to do to keep my diabetes in check.

Today’s feature is about blood sugar levels. This is the most critical benchmark for diabetics. It is so easy to lose focus and suddenly find my blood sugar level sky high.

It’s times like these when I need a jolt to remind me of my condition and to “keep on the wagon”. How about you? How do you keep the discipline and stay on the blood sugar control wagon?

Taken from here.

What is the blood sugar level?

The blood sugar level is the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood. It is also known as plasma glucose level. It is expressed as millimoles per litre (mmol/l).

Normally blood glucose levels stay within narrow limits throughout the day: 4 to 8mmol/l. But they are higher after meals and usually lowest in the morning.

In diabetes the blood sugar level moves outside these limits until treated. Even with good control of diabetes, the blood sugar level will still at times drift outside this normal range.

Why control blood sugar levels?

When very high levels of blood glucose are present for years, it leads to damage of the small blood vessels.

This in turn increases your risk of developing late-stage diabetes complications including:

  • retinopathy (eye disease)
  • nephropathy (kidney disease)
  • neuropathy (nerve disease)
  • cardiovascular disease, such as heart attack, hypertension, heart failure, stroke and problems caused by poor circulation, eg gangrene in the worst cases.

 With Type 1 diabetes, these complications may start to appear 10 to 15 years after diagnosis.

They frequently appear less than 10 years after diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, because this type of diabetes is often present for years before it is recognised.

By keeping the blood sugar level stable, you significantly reduce your risk of these complications.

How can I measure blood sugar levels?

You can learn to measure blood sugar levels simply and quickly with a home blood glucose level testing kit. All kits have at least two things: a measuring device and a strip.

To check your blood sugar level, put a small amount of blood on the strip. Now place the strip into the device. After about 30 seconds it will display the blood glucose level.

The best way to take a blood sample is by pricking your finger with a sharp lancet that’s designed to penetrate the skin only as far as needed to draw a drop of blood.

What should glucose levels be?

The ideal values are:

  • 4 to 7mmol/l before meals
  • less than 10mmol/l 90 minutes after a meal
  • around 8mmol/l at bedtime.

How often should blood glucose levels be measured?

It depends on your lifestyle – the needs of someone with diabetes who’s also a PE instructor are quite different to someone who sits at a computer all day.

If you use insulin

In broad terms, people who have Type 1 diabetes should measure their blood sugar levels daily before meals. Some days one or two tests can be done, while on others four or five might be needed.

Measuring blood sugar levels in the morning before any food gives an indication of the amount of insulin needed overnight.

If you have Type 2 diabetes that’s being treated with insulin, you should also follow this schedule.

If you take oral treatments

If your diabetes is treated with tablets or a special diet (Type 2), you should measure your blood glucose levels once or twice a week – either before meals or 90 minutes after a meal.

You should also do a 24-hour profile once or twice a month. This means measuring glucose levels before each meal.

Not everyone with Type 2 diabetes needs to carry out regular blood glucose checks.

For elderly people and those with other medical problems, it’s often enough to check the urine for glucose – usually before breakfast and the evening meal.

This is because while good control of diabetes is important, cardiovascular complications (heart attacks, stroke, angina) are the main cause of serious illness and death in people with this type of diabetes.

So people with Type 2 diabetes will benefit from tackling the factors that contribute to their cardiovascular risk by:

  • controlling blood pressure more rigorously
  • lowering cholesterol levels with medication
  • increasing or starting exercise
  • stopping smoking.

Blood glucose levels at bedtime

The blood sugar level at bedtime should be between 7 and 10 mmol/l.

If blood glucose is very low or very high at bedtime, you may need to adjust your food intake or insulin dose. Make sure you discuss this with your doctor.

At what other times should blood glucose levels be measured?

Blood glucose should be measured any time you feel unwell or think your blood sugar level is too high or low.

If you have Type 1 diabetes and have more than 20mmol/l of glucose in your blood, you should use a urine strip to check for the presence of ketones.

One of the blood glucose meters available also allows you to check your blood for ketones.

If ketone bodies are present in your urine or blood, it’s a warning sign of diabetic acidosis. If this is the case, you should consult your doctor immediately.

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