Sunday, December 28, 2008

New Land Rovers do Penang

Posted by: Anthony Lim
Land Rover fans up in Penang, the new boys are coming your way. That's right - Sime Darby Auto Connexion is having a public test drive event this weekend of all the new LR models at Juru Auto City.

Land Rover enthusiasts in the north will have the opportunity to view and test-drive the multiple-award winning Freelander 2 TD4, the multi-talented Discovery 3 TDV6 and two variants of the head-turning Range Rover Sport, the 2.7l V6 turbodiesel and naturally-aspirated 4.4l V8 petrol.

The three-day Land Rover Carnival in Penang will be held at Lot 1688, Juru Auto City, in front of the Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet from 10am-6pm daily from Dec 19-21, so if you're into your LRs, this is where you'll want to be.

For more info on the new Land Rover Carnival in Penang, please call Auto ConneXion Voice at 1 800 88 3181 or 04-390 2595.


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Half-a-million $$$ baby

Half-a-million $$$ baby
The new SLK 200 comes with 650 improvements to give it plenty of oomph and class
Y.S. Khong

The SLK 200 – for the person with everything.
THE Mercedes-Benz SLK 200 comes with a refreshed front and rear, and a total of 650 improvements, some of which are internal and mechanical.

Its main appeal is, of course, the electrically-actuated hardtop roof that takes less than half a minute to disappear into the rear boot at the touch of a button – always a sight to behold.

The front-end has taken some design hints from the flagship SLR, in the form of a new bumper that carries a larger air-dam and a more pronounced V-look.

A large three-pointed star sits in the middle of the front grille to make sure no one mistakes it for anything else but a Mercedes-Benz.

At the rear, there are now twin exhaust pipes and a diffuser, plus darkened tail lights. Exterior mirrors are larger to give a better rear view, and LED indicators are built into them.

Changes to the interior include a three-spoke steering wheel with multi-function buttons, and a new instrument cluster. Meters are analogue, and round with bezel surrounds to maintain the ‘sports car’ look.

Drivers now get a set of F1-type paddle shifters. Wood trim is available in two colours, and the interior colours now include ‘gull wing red’, inspired by the legendary SL300 gull wing model.

An iPod jack is standard, and a Linguatronic system allows voice control over the audio. A GPS navigation system is standard equipment.

Mechanical improvements to the 1.8-litre engine, which comes with a supercharger, give the SLK 200 an additional 21 horses to 184hp and 250Nm of torque, while fuel consumption has been reduced to 9.11 litre per 100km.

Drive is to the rear wheels, through 18-inch alloys.

Although mechanically the SLK 200 is much the same as the C200, a lighter body of some 1.3+ tons and different weight distribution means that driving dynamics is quite different.

There are three modes of driving – Manual, Sport or Comfort.

On the road, we find the SLK easy to drive, cruising around effortlessly without that ‘thoroughbred’ feeling, but responding to an exuberant driving style the moment foot is pressed to the pedal.

Response is instantaneous, and although its zero-to-100kph time is about 8.2 seconds (not the fastest kid on the block), it still gives a good account of itself if pushed. Driven in anger, it remains sure-footed and agile, and the ride is on the firm side of comfortable.

The four-wheel independent suspension has many aluminium parts that help to reduce unsprung weight and improve driving dynamics. Also built-in is ESP (electronic stability programme), ABS, EBD and BA.

The SLK 200 is designed as a roadster, and this version is the entry level model for its range. Other engine options include a 3.0-litre, 3.5-litre and the top-of-the-range AMG at a humongous 5.0-litre.

The SLK 200 is not an out-and-out racer, being designed more as an elegant roadster for weekend drives with the top down and the wind in one’s hair.

But then, there is nothing to stop you from using it daily, mindful of the fact that it is a strict two-seater.

At RM483,888, the SLK 200 is a good RM120,000+ more expensive than the E200, and over RM200k more than the C200, but well-worth the price for the person with everything.


Monday, October 20, 2008


Test drive a Peugeot this weekend
Posted by: Andy Mervin George

If watching the idiot box is not entertaining to you this weekend, perhaps the Blue Box will.

Nasim Sdn. Bhd. is inviting everyone to indulge in their latest offering, the Peugeot 407, in the Peugeot 407 Test Drive Me campaign happening this weekend 18 & 19 October 2008, in a whole day affair from 10am till 7pm at the Peugeot Blue Box Glenmarie and Peugeot Bangsar.

The campaign is meant for potential Peugeot owners to be up close and personal with the new Peugeot 407 sedan, where test drives of the car are available.

A mystery gift and refreshments await those who visit Peugeot Blue Box Glenmarie and Peugeot Bangsar this weekend. For more information on the event, contact Peugeot Careline at 1-800-88-6292. 


Saturday, October 11, 2008

All's not glitter and gold at the Paris Motor Show
Posted by: Anthony Lim

Auto executives agree: their industry is headed into a giant storm.

The clouds of global economic turmoil cast a pall over the opening of the Paris Motor Show yesterday - although a staged display of thunder and blue lightning bolts provided a dramatic backdrop for the introduction of BMW AG's new 7 series.

General Motors Corp chief operating officer Fritz Henderson said the US hasn't seen such a slump in auto sales in two decades and predicted "chaos" if US lawmakers don't approve a US$700 billion financial bailout plan.

With a new Insight into things, Honda is hoping for better.

Ford Motor Co's CEO for Europe, John Fleming, said he is bracing for a difficult end to 2008 as declining housing markets and tightening credit take their toll.

And Carlos Ghosn, CEO of French carmaker Renault SA, said the global auto industry could remain in a funk for two years.

"We don't know if we are at the start of the end or the end of the start," he told reporters.

With rock music and clouds of dry ice, automakers unveiled smaller and more fuel-efficient cars to cater to consumers both cash-strapped and environmentally conscious. The new models are testimony that the industry is working to adapt to an era of expensive gas and mounting concerns about global warming.

Honda Motor Co unveiled a new five-door gasoline-electric hatchback to challenge rival Toyota Motor Corp's success with the hybrid Prius. Honda said its Insight would be cheaper than any other hybrid car on the market, to make the low-emission technology affordable for more consumers. The Japanese automaker aims to sell 200,000 of the cars each year, launching next spring in Japan, Europe and North America.

Renault showed off a revamped Megane compact hatchback. France's second-largest automaker, which is cutting 6,000 jobs to maintain profitability, hopes the car will make up for poor sales of the low-cost Laguna car.

Renault's new Megane Coupe.

And luxury car makers like Ferrari added their very own touch of glamour. The Italian automaker introduced its new California - a coupe-cabriolet with a retractable hard top - claiming that customers at the very top end of the market are immune for the moment.

"What is affecting Ferrari customers is not the financial times," CEO Amedeo Felisa said in an interview with The Associated Press.

The displays covered the entire range: fast to slow, luxury to economy. Renault displayed a Formula One racer. Peugeot showed a speedster for the Le Mans Series. Mercedes unveiled its latest armored limousine for VIPs, described as "luxuriously spacious and superbly comfortable."

Underscoring the need for green, some models had the amount of carbon dioxide they emit pasted in large numbers down their sides.

The two-week show opens to the public this Sat after two press days.

Citigroup expects 2008 to be the first year of volume declines since 2001 for the global car industry, and last month it lowered its outlook for this year and next after double-digit declines in new car registrations in western Europe, the US, and Japan.

Overall US auto sales plunged last month, dropping below one million for the first time in more than 15 years as some consumers struggled to get car loans and others stayed away from showrooms amid bank failures and Wall Street turmoil.

And the recession-proof Ferrari California.

Sales at every major US and foreign brand fell at least 24%from the previous year, with the exception of GM, which said it sold 16% fewer vehicles, helped by its month-long offer of employee pricing for all buyers.

GM's Henderson said the company can't rule out the need for more restructuring if the economic crisis worsens and said it was "extraordinarily important" that US lawmakers pass a financial bailout to shore up confidence.

France's car market has held up, thanks to government incentives to buyers of green vehicles. The French car manufacturer's association said on Wed that new car registrations rose 8.4% in Sept from a year earlier.

Last year, France introduced rebates and surcharges to encourage sales of more environmentally friendly vehicles. Under the system, dubbed "bonus-malus," car buyers can take money off the purchase price depending on how much CO2 the vehicle emits.

Larger rebates are awarded for cars meeting stricter emissions criteria, from 200 euros (US$287) all the way up to 5,000 euros (US$7,175) for electric vehicles putting out less than 60 grams of CO2 per km.

"The French market is resisting well for the moment. I hope it will continue," Renault's Ghosn said. - AP


Saturday, September 20, 2008


NIK AZIZ: ISA is wrong in Islam

KOTA BARU: Menteri Besar Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat said yesterday he hoped that Parti Keadilan Rakyat adviser Da-tuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim would not be detained under the Internal Security Act.

"I hope he will not face it as the public has been condemning the use of the ISA. Even a minister was willing to step down to protest it. I hope that in the spirit of Ramadan, this will not happen."

The Pas spiritual leader said this after meeting Terengganu Pas commissioner Datuk Mus-tafa Ali yesterday.

Nik Aziz said the government should consider the wishes of the public, especially with the resignation of de facto law minister Datuk Zaid Ibra-him, who spoke out against recent ISA arrests.

"The ISA does not give the accused a chance to defend himself. This is wrong as in Islam, the accused is allowed to defend himself."
Meanwhile, the meeting yesterday was believed to be an effort to mend fences bet-ween the two over Mustafa's statement criticising Pakatan Rakyat for giving false hope to its supporters on the purported Sept 16 takeover of the government.

Nik Aziz, who was upset by the statement, had criticised Mustafa in the party's organ, Harakah.


Sunday, September 14, 2008


How to Sell Used Computers

Autor: Lesley Lyon

Used computers are bought by either students who do not have good savings or earnings or they are bought by educational institutions like the schools and universities. Some parents buy used computers for their children just for browsing the Internet and to play games.

For this purpose, a used computer is more than sufficient than spending huge amounts on a new computer. These target segments however require used computers in a good working condition as well as for a lesser price.

Most of the used computers are sold in the online market, as it attracts all sorts of buyers. There are many numbers of online classifieds or auctions or online dealers who sell used computers. Selling used computers are a better option than throwing them as trash or keeping them in a corner occupying space and collecting dust.

The first and important step is to improve the appearance of the used computer by wiping it clean free of dust and dirt. Any buyer would get impressed by the way the computer looks, looks make the first impression. The selling price of a clean used computer is always better than the one, which is full of dirt and dust.

All the software manual, operating system and other supporting discs that came with the computer should be in tact. This will add more value, when selling the used computer and also will make the buyer consider the person who is selling the used computer as a trusted seller.

The most important thing to do before selling a used computer is to erase all the personal details or information from the hard disk or drive. Instead of just putting them in the trash folder it is very important to purge all the personal data from the computer’s memory, even invisible backup files can cause danger.

A tech savvy person’s help can be got if the seller does not know how to do it. If not done it may lead to accessing the bank accounts, or emails by any unknown person leading to identity theft. For that when there is a remedy.

Unused scanners, printers can also be bundled with the sale of the used computer. A buyer may sometime value it. The benefits or features of the computer can be highlighted for better sales.

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Monday, September 8, 2008


In the wars, but they get the gang

September 05, 2008 Categories: News

Subang Jaya police crippled a house break-in gang with the arrest of three Sabahans after a high speed chase in Serdang on Thursday.

Police moved in on the suspects at about 4.30am after a week-long surveillance of the area.

Selangor police chief Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said a police patrol car was badly damaged in the incident after it was hit by the suspect’s Proton Iswara, causing it to skid and ram into a road barrier. He said the suspects had just broken into an apartment in Vista Perdana in Bukit Serdang. They stole the victim’s Perodua Myvi and were driving away when stopped by police.

They, however, sped off causing police to give chase.

The Proton Iswara skidded after hitting the police car in the 15-minute chase. Police seized house and car break-in paraphernalia in the vehicle.

The driver of the Myvi, however, escaped. The car was later found abandoned along a road in Kajang.

Two of the suspects worked as security guards at an apartment block in Serdang while the third was unemployed. One of the suspects, a 23-year-old, was also said to have criminal record for dadah and house break-in cases.

Khalid said the gang which has been active since early this year was responsible for more than 10 cases reported in Subang Jaya district.


Sunday, August 31, 2008


BMW’s electric Mini test

BMW is planning to test a fleet of several hundred Mini cars with zero-emission electric drive soon, the car maker announced.

BMW’s CEO Norbert Reithofer said, in Munich, this would help gather more know-how on how "mobility can be efficiently ensured with vehicles running only on electric-drive".

The Minis, built in Oxford, England, would be shipped to the BMW plant in Munich where they would be modified for electric drive.

The tests would be conducted in the next 12 to 18 months with details of the drive concept and marketing to be announced by late 2008, said a BMW press statement.

Several car makers are also planning to mass-produce electric-drive vehicles.

BMW’s main rival Mercedes has announced it will offer an electric-drive SMART in 2010 while Volkswagen is planning an electric version of its concept car Up!

According to reports, General Motors is already working on presenting a production-ready version of the Chevy Volt next month. – dpa

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Honda's July global output jumps on demand for Fit

TOKYO (AP) - Honda reported that its global production in July jumped 17.7 percent to 342,152 vehicles, a record for that month, highlighting the Japanese automaker's solid growth amid serious trouble at American rivals.

While soaring gas prices have hurt the world's auto industry, Honda's global sales have grown, led by the Fit subcompact, which was the best-selling car in Japan in July for the ninth month in a row.

Mazda Motor Corp. also reported robust global production for July - up 25.5 percent to 126,025 vehicles.

The Hiroshima-based partner of U.S. automaker Ford Motor Co. credited healthy demand for Mazda2, sold as the Demio in Japan, and Mazda6, or Atenza in Japan, for the production increase.

Honda Motor Co., the country's second-biggest automaker, produces more autos overseas than at home. Output abroad shot up 19.3 percent to 229,996 vehicles, while domestic production rose 14.5 percent to 112,156, the first rise in 11 months.

Behind the growth was record production in North America and Asia in July, it said.

July's total output was shy of Honda's monthly production record of 363,532 vehicles last October.

All the world's automakers are struggling to shift their product offerings from the more profitable but gas-guzzling trucks and sport utility vehicles to smaller models.

Honda's exports declined in July for the third straight month at 56,415 vehicles, down 6.9 percent from a year ago.

Despite a falling dollar that hurts the earnings of global Japanese exporters, Honda reported a record 179.6 billion yen (US$1.68 billion) profit for a fiscal first quarter.

U.S. auto sales slumped to a 16-year low in July as automakers failed to keep up with consumers' growing demand for smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles.

American sales at Ford, General Motors Corp. and even Toyota Motor Corp. are falling by double-digits.

Honda had reported U.S. sales increases in the last few months as consumers flocked to its fuel-efficient cars.

But Honda's sales fell 2 percent in July, as a 22 percent drop in truck and SUV sales dragged on a 14 percent surge in Honda's car sales.


Sunday, August 24, 2008


Friday, August 22, 2008

Mitsubishi's new Lancer Evolution arrives

Posted by: Anthony Lim

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia unveiled its tenth-generation Lancer Evolution yesterday, a relatively short 10 months after it made its Japanese debut.

Well, space was a premium at the launch, let's just say ...

Interestingly, the car is not tagged as the Evolution X here, instead only being called the Lancer Evolution. Supposedly, the X suffix has been dropped from overseas markets to present a different image for the vehicle. Oh well, whatever works ...

Some quick facts about the already familiar-shaped AWD vehicle. The 4B11 2.0l four-cylinder twin-cam, twin scroll turbocharged pot on this one features 291bhp (276bhp for the JDM unit at point of introduction), and 366Nm of torque. The grand news is that there is no speed limiter on this one, so expect this one to be a whole load of fun.

MMM is not offering the vehicle in its five-speed, close ratio manual option form, so the only drivetrain type is the Twin Clutch SST six-speed automated manual transmission, which puts odd (1st, 3rd, 5th) and even (2nd, 4th and 6th) gears on separate input shafts, each with its own clutch.

The system allows the driver to choose between Autoshift fully automatic shifting and Manual Shift, where the driver can change gears as with a manual transmission. A toggle switch located at the base of the shift selector allows the driver to choose between Normal, Sport and Super Sport modes for the optimum shift scheduling.

So here's a better, cleaner and clearer take on things.

For electronic aids, there's S-AWC (Super All Wheel Control), an advanced vehicle dynamics control system which integrates the management of the ACD (Active Centre Differential), AYC (Active Yaw Control), ASC (Active Stability Control) and Sport ABS component systems.

While continuing on the MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension arrangement used on previous models in the series, this one features a revamped suspension layout with wider tracks.

The factory-fit equipment list includes Bilstein single tube shock absorbers and Eibach coil springs, as seen on the Evo IX MR. It also includes Brembo two-piece ventilated disc brakes, lighter by 1.3kg per piece over standard Brembo discs, and 18-inch BBS lightweight alloy wheels.

Other standard issue items include a 7-Airbag System (driver and front passenger SRS airbags, side and curtain airbags and driver knee airbag), ELR seatbelt with pretensioner and force limiter and HID headlamps with AFS (Adaptive Front Lighting System).

And ditto for the interior as well.

To complete the premium offering, the new Evolution also comes with Recaro full bucket front seats, multi-mode information display, genuine leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel with mounted audio controls and cruise control buttons and a nine-speaker Rockford Fosgate Premium Sound System. Other functional features include a keyless operating system and sunroof.

MMM is aiming to sell 50 units of the type till the end of the year; so far, there have been 30 bookings for the car.

The new Lancer Evolution is priced at RM315,436 (on the road, without insurance), and the car comes with a one-year or 20,000km warranty. Three colours are available, these being Red Metallic, Phantom Black Pearl and White Solid.


Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Not too old to blog

By GABEY GOH August 12, 2008 Categories: Blogspot

THE digital divide is getting smaller as more and more senior citizens take that first tentative step into the world wide web, to explore, express and learn.

Surveys have revealed that senior citizens aged 65 and above make up the fastest growing age group online, but as the number of users grows, the amount of content to cater for them remains a step or two behind.

This is where people such as Lily Fu, a 60-year-old grandmother of four, come in. She launched her blog, SeniorsAloud ( in May with one goal in mind.

"I wanted to provide senior citizens with an avenue to network online and share their life experiences. We believe in active ageing, and in living our golden years with passion and purpose," writes the part-time university tutor and English Language trainer who also has a professional blog (

With a host of guest bloggers, topics relevant to the elderly are frenetically discussed to give the senior citizens a voice on the web.

When did you start using the internet?

I was first introduced to the Internet in 1994 when I was visiting my daughter in Canada. One night, I saw her emailing and chatting with her university friends online. I was amazed. What a great way to keep in touch – so much faster than by conventional mail, and far cheaper than paying for long distance calls.

Soon after, I bought my first desktop. As a high school teacher then, I was interested in using the Internet to supplement my English classes. I started a chat-room on IRC for my students in 1996. I believe we were among the early schools with an online presence. I’m quite proud of that.

How did you start to blog?

When I first read about blogging in 1999, I was keen on starting a blog for those over 50 years of age, being in that age group myself. I wrote to a newspaper about it, hoping to get positive feedback. My letter was published but there was no response at all! I guess most seniors in those days were not internet-savvy yet. Now, almost 10 years on, I believe the time is right to start a blog for seniors.

In 2007, a friend, Samuel Goh (, who was already a blogger, invited me to an Internet marketing seminar. I started a blog in order to apply what I had learned. SeniorsAloud is my second blog and the first article was posted on May 10, 2008, just three months ago. So it’s quite new, but the response this time around is much more encouraging. As the word gets out, I’m sure the blog will receive even more visitors.

What were your reasons?

It’s a known fact that many countries, including Malaysia, are seeing an ageing population. The average life span has increased. For males and females, it’s 73 and 76 respectively. In 2007, according to statistics from the National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN), the elderly, or those who have touched 60, make up seven per cent of the population. There are issues concerning the elderly that need to be addressed, like health care, financial management, and housing.

There are also more seniors now with access to the internet and thus a blog would be a great avenue to reach out to these seniors, while also encouraging those who are apprehensive about the internet to take the first baby steps into this whole new realm. It literally opens up a new world, and even those seniors who are homebound can still have an active social and intellectual life via the internet.

On a personal level, I know of retirees who have difficulty adjusting to a life without a 9-5 job. They feel a tremendous loss of self-esteem. Some have lost their spouse and feel lonely and depressed.

SeniorsAloud is intended to be a community-based blog where seniors and retirees can network and share their rich life experiences. It is also a channel for them to speak out on issues that affect them, whether it is the lack of elderly-friendly public facilities, or the discrimination leveled at them. It takes a senior to understand another senior and provide moral support for one another.

What have you achieved through blogging?

The blog is only three months old, so it’s still too early to talk about achievements. But to date, the feedback has been very encouraging. "Inspiring" is the word visitors often used after reading the posts. One visitor in her 30s wrote in an email that the post about "Grandparenting – A Pleasure or Pressure?" helped her to better understand her parents.

Any regrets?

I’ve always wanted to give something back to society. SeniorsAloud is the perfect vehicle for me to accomplish this. I can blog at home and still keep an eye on my grandchildren and my elderly mother. And the best thing is that it’s free! So there’s absolutely nothing to regret. Of course, blogging can be quite time-consuming, but I enjoy the challenge of keeping the blog current.

Has blogging changed your life?

I now carry my camera everywhere I go. I’ve learned to be bold in approaching people and telling them about my blog. You can say blogging has given me new confidence and a new direction in life. Through it, I’ve been fortunate to connect with many seniors who have been most supportive in contributing to the blog content.

The "Blogosphere". What does it mean to you?

The Blogosphere adds a whole new dimension to information gathering – almost anything and everything under the sun probably has been the subject of a blog.

That said, one of the challenges of the internet, including blogs, is to sift through all the information out there – sometimes there is an information overload. Nonetheless, it’s always better to have too many options than none at all!

Favourite blogger?

I’ve got several bookmarked under "Favourites", so I won’t commit to singling out any particular one. It’d be like asking me who is my absolute favourite among all my grandchildren. I love them all.

If there were someone you could influence to blog. who would they be?

Definitely all those above 50! This is the fastest growing age group on the Internet, but certainly not in Malaysia. I still meet a lot of seniors who say they are too old to pick up computer skills, or they are simply not interested. Blogging is fun, mentally stimulating and who knows, it may help ward off Alzheimer’s!

When I’m in my 80s or 90s, provided I don’t have arthritis in my fingers, I intend to carry on blogging. I’ll take blogging anytime over knitting in a rocking chair!


Tuesday, August 12, 2008


How To Monitor And Manage Search Engine Results

Autor: mfleischner

Keeping track of where your website ranks on Google for important keywords and keyword phrases can be a full time job. Although many tools exist for monitoring search engine position, properly evaluating SEO performance requires a disciplined approach.There are a variety of ways to measure search engine rankings for your website.

Popular website tools like SEO Elite and Web CEO include search engine ranking tools that can track where your site ranks for identified keywords. But what if you don’t own SEO software?To evaluate search engine rankings, you simply need a means of measuring rankings on a regular basis.

Follow these simple guidelines:Create and maintain a spreadsheet of your rankings. Having a document that you continually update can help you see weekly changes as well as trends over time. Be sure to keep it updated at least once a week so that you are always aware of how you rank for keywords and keyword phrases you are watching.

You can choose your keyword list based on the keyword phrases you’ve selected as important, those your competitors rank well for, or individual phrases identified by SEO software. If you want to get a jump start, you can identify which keyword phrases your site is ranked for in the top 20 on Google using

This tool provides a listing of which keyword phrases your site ranks within the top 20 Google search results for and can be a great tool to identify your competitor’s keyword rankings.Record changes in search engine result placements simply by entering each keyword term in to Google or using SEO software.

You can also find free tools online to report your rankings like CleverStat or to make changes, build links, and record your results. This step will never be completed but rather is an ongoing process. You should strive to become number one on all your SERPs and get so far ahead that none of your competitors will be able to compete.

This requires constant and never ending consideration to building links and creating more and more reasons for other sites to link to you.Consider reciprocal linking, link acquisition, as well as adding free tools to your website, valuable content, and helpful downloads. Access to these tools is ideal if you want to attract links to your website.

Once you’ve added these valuable tools, make sure to let others know that they exist. Consider a free press release, email campaign or promotion.Expand your keyword list. As you improve your overall rankings on major search engines, consider adding other keywords phrases that may be relevant to your website, products or services. Focusing on an expanded keyword list can result in more traffic and broader appeal.

Monitoring and managing your search engine rankings, especially on Google is necessary if you wish to increase the organic traffic to your website. This begins with basic monitoring and evaluation of your rankings on key search engines. Once you’ve developed your spreadsheet, update your rankings each week with free tools or SEO software.

Continue to focus on your rankings and developing inbound links through free tools and resources on your site as well as proactive link requests. Over time, as you improve your rakings for key terms and phrases, expand your list. Improving your rankings is a never ending process, but an important one. Stay the course and you’ll experience the results you’re looking for.

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Sunday, August 10, 2008


Al-Quran Recitation by Syeikh Sa'ad Sa'id Al-Ghamidi

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Name of Surah
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Al-Fatihah ( The Opening )
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Al-Baqarah ( The Cow )
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Al-Imran ( The Family of Imran )
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An-Nisa ( The Women )
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Al-Maidah ( The Table spread with Food )
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Al-An'am ( The Cattle )
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Al-A'raf (The Heights )
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Al-Anfal ( The Spoils of War )
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At-Taubah ( The Repentance )
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Yunus ( Jonah )
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Hud ( Hud )
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Yusuf (Joseph )
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Ar-Ra'd ( The Thunder )
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Ibrahim ( Abraham )
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Al-Hijr ( The Rocky Tract )
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An-Nahl ( The Bees )
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Al-Isra ( The Night Journey )
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Al-Kahf ( The Cave )
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Maryam ( Mary )
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Al-Anbiya ( The Prophets )
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Al-Hajj ( The Pilgrimage )
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Al-Mu'minun ( The Believers )
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An-Noor ( The Light )
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Al-Furqan (The Criterion )
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Ash-Shu'ara ( The Poets )
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An-Naml (The Ants )
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Al-Qasas ( The Stories )
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Al-Ankabut ( The Spider )
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Ar-Room ( The Romans )
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As-Sajdah ( The Prostration )
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Al-Ahzab ( The Combined Forces )
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Saba ( Sheba )
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Fatir ( The Orignator )
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As-Shoffat ( Those Ranges in Ranks )
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Shod ( The Letter Sad )
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Az-Zumar ( The Groups )
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Ghafir ( The Forgiver God )
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Fusshilat ( Explained in Detail )
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Ash-Shura (Consultation )
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Az-Zukhruf ( The Gold Adornment )
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Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke )
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Al-Jathiya ( Crouching )
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Al-Ahqaf ( The Curved Sand-hills )
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Muhammad (Prophet Muhammad p.b.u.h)
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Al-Fath ( The Victory )
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Al-Hujurat ( The Dwellings )
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Qaf ( The Letter Qaf )
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Adh-Dzariyat ( The Wind that Scatter )
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At-Tur ( The Mount )
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An-Najm ( The Star )
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Al-Qamar ( The Moon )
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Ar-Rahman ( The Most Graciouse )
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Al-Waqi'ah ( The Event )
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Al-Hadid ( The Iron )
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Al-Mujadilah ( She That Disputeth )
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Sunday August 10, 2008

Government docs want on-call allowance raised to overtime rate


PETALING JAYA: Government doctors certainly have a lot to complain about, and they’re mostly to do with the much better perks offered by the private sector.

But this time, they are griping about their counterparts who do overtime at government health clinics. And it’s all about a vast discrepancy in the on-call allowance and overtime rate.

Doctors at government hospitals get a RM10 hourly on-call allowance, while those at government health clinics get RM80 for every hour’s overtime.

The hospital doctors say they have to attend to life threatening and emergency cases at casualty units, while the clinic doctors mostly only attend to patients complaining about coughs and colds.

Doctors at government hospitals have to perform on-call duty several times a month, and have called on the Health Ministry to standardise the payment rates.

“The RM10 hourly allowance for on-call doctors is grossly unfair,” said a senior doctor at a government hospital in the Klang Valley.

The doctor revealed that eight to 16 doctors were rostered for on-call duty in most large government hospitals.

”On the other hand, our counterparts at the health clinics are being paid RM80 hourly for treating patients with coughs and flu,” he said.

Other doctors, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said they preferred to serve at government health clinics which have extended operating hours to 9.30pm on weekdays, and from 8am to noon on Saturdays.

“We don’t have to work long hours and the workload is also not that heavy at health clinics,” said one doctor.

A 29-year-old doctor from Malacca said that with the current inflationary pressure, young doctors could hardly survive, especially if they were married with children.

The ministry reviewed the on-call allowance after two decades in 2005.

For weekdays, the on-call allowance was increased from RM75 to RM150 per day (calculated at the compulsory 15 hours of on-call duty which has to be performed daily), while such allowance on weekends was increased from RM113 to RM170.

The ministry started the overtime scheme at 16 government health clinics earlier this year for doctors who volunteered to work from 5pm to 9pm.

This means that a health clinic doctor who volunteers to work the four-hour period will earn RM320, compared with RM150 for a hospital doctor's 15 hours' work.

A specialist doctor cautioned that young doctors may be discouraged from serving in government hospitals if this issue was not resolved.

Health Minister Datuk Liow Tiong Lai explained that “overtime” and “on-call” were different, likening them to an apple and orange situation.

“Being on call is something that all government doctors have to do while working overtime is voluntary. You cannot compare working overtime with being on call,” he clarified.

He said the ministry was not considering raising the on-call rate but pledged to work on improving benefits for doctors to retain more of them in the public sector.

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Saturday, August 9, 2008


Johor district worst hit by chikungunya outbreak

By : Syed Umar Ariff
Fang Yun Huat helps his neighbour, M.K. Thangathimuthu, to demonstrate the weakness in his hand after the infection believed to be caused by Chikungunya fever.
Fang Yun Huat helps his neighbour, M.K. Thangathimuthu, to demonstrate the weakness in his hand after the infection believed to be caused by Chikungunya fever.

TANGKAK: About three weeks ago, Umamaniam Muthusamy had a high fever.

Saraswathy Govinda, Thangathimuthu wife, has similar problems.
Saraswathy Govinda, Thangathimuthu wife, has similar problems.
Other than headaches, the 49-year-old tuition teacher also suffered from severe joint pains, especially on her arms and hands. These are symptoms of the chikungunya fever.

"It was awful. I couldn't even do the simplest household chores, such as mopping or scrubbing the floor," she said at her house in Jalan Sawmill here yesterday.

"It hurt so much that I could not bend to scrub the floor or even grip the mop."

Umamaniam sought treatment at the Tangkak Hospital, where she was put on saline drips and prescribed some pills for her headache.
She was not hospitalised. Three days later, Umamaniam's fever subsided, but the joint pains have lingered.

"Although I am feeling much better, the joint pains won't go away," she said, adding that her uncle, M.K. Thangathimuthu, 70, and aunt Saraswathy Govinda, 60, who lived nearby, also suffered from the same symptoms.

Umamaniam asked her neighbours whether they had suffered from chikungunya fever.

To her surprise, she discovered that at least one person in every household in her area was down with the symptoms.

"There are about 200 families in this area and you can say that at least one in every family has had high fever."

Tangkak is in the Ledang district, a district in Johor believed to be the worst hit by chikungunya fever.

The New Straits Times reported yesterday that the country was on high alert for chikungunya following outbreaks in Johor, Perak, Negri Sembilan and Malacca.

Umamaniam's neighbour, Fang Yun Huat, 47, said his father, Fang Wai Chee, died three weeks ago after suffering red rashes, high fever and severe joint pains early last month. He was 83.

"Initially, we rushed him to the local hospital, where he was also put on saline drips and given antibiotics.

"We returned home the same day and, to my relief, my father said he felt better."

However, two days later, Wai Chee fell ill again and was later admitted to a specialist centre in Ayer Keroh.

"He died four days from the day he was warded. The doctor did not mention the name of the fever, but said it was new in the country and was carried by mosquitoes."

Meanwhile, Thangathimuthu suspects that swiftlets' nests in buildings near his home might have contributed to the spread of the fever.

"I learnt that several open water retainers were placed in the nests for the birds to bathe and drink.

"I don't think the water is changed often and I believe this place has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes."


Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Wednesday August 6, 2008 MYT 2:59:48 PM

Permatang Pauh by-election on Aug 26 (updated)


PUTRAJAYA: The Election Commission has set Aug 16 for nomination and Aug 26 for polls for the Permatang Pauh by-election.

The seat fell vacant on July 31 after PKR president Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail resigned as Permatang Pauh MP to make way for her husband Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to contest in the by-election.

In a statement issued after the Election Commission sat for a two-hour meeting Wednesday, its chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman said the commission was informed of the vacancy in the Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat by the Dewan Rakyat Speaker on Aug 1.

He said the commission was fully prepared for the by-election, to be held five months after the March 8 general election, and named the Seberang Prai Tengah district officer Roslan Yahaya as returning officer.

“The nomination day will be held on Aug 16 and polling will take place on Aug 26 if there is to be any contest.

“I would like to emphasise that throughout the by-election period, it is extremely important for all parties to adhere to orders and advice of security personnel responsible in maintaining peace and order.

“Members of political parties, candidates, party workers and other individuals involved must ensure that they respect and adhere to the election laws and campaign ethics.

“All parties are also reminded that there are several petition cases from the previous election which are still ongoing. Hence, candidates are reminded not to touch issues involving these cases during their campaigns,” Rashid said.

An Election Commission (EC) officer holding up the statement on the nomination and casting date for the Permatang Pauh Parliament seat by-election in Putrajaya.

As of July 31, a total of 58,459 voters are eligible to cast their votes in the Permatang Pauh by-election. From the total, 57,969 are regular voters and 490 are postal voters.

Scores of media personnel were left disappointed when the usually media-friendly Rashid refused to hold a press conference Wednesday.

After about two-hours of waiting, the EC public relations officer Sabri Said came down to the lobby where pressmen were waiting to distribute the statement.

When asked why the chairman did not want to meet the press, Sabri said: “What Tan Sri (Rashid) wants to say is all in the statement.”

When contacted by The Star later, EC secretary Datuk Kamaruzaman Mohd Noor said transparent ballot boxes would be used in the by-election but no decision had been made on the use of the indelible ink, despite calls by PKR for its use.

“If they want the ink to be used in the Permatang Pauh by-election, then they should write officially to the commission,” Kamaruzaman said.

On whether voters would find it difficult to cast their votes as polling fell on a working day, the EC secretary said this should not be the case as previous experiences proved that voters had turned up to exercise their rights even on a working day.

“We will also ensure minimal disruption and the 25 schools to be used as polling stations will only be closed for a day.

“We will secure the premises a day before polling when school session is over and will re-open the very next day after the by-election,” he said.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Thursday July 31, 2008

Touch therapy


Infant massage can help in baby’s growth and well-being.

A MASSAGE is usually what a mother needs after a long day of looking after her children.

Datuk Dr Zulkifli Ismail, consultant paediatrician and former president of the Malaysian Paediatric Association, demonstrating the Touch Infant Massage technique for a baby’s leg, which includes bringing the knees up to the body.

However, studies from as far back as 1997 show that massaging babies not only relaxes the child but also has physical and psychosocial benefits.

There are many medical practitioners who think more in-depth research needs to be done to substantiate this.

However, Datuk Dr Zulkifli Ismail, consultant paediatrician and former president of the Malaysian Paediatric Association, said a gentle massage revitalises any individual and it works the same for babies.

“Massages can help a baby increase his body weight, strengthen his resistance and help build self-confidence,” said Dr Zulkifli, who adopts massage techniques advocated by the Touch Research Institute (TRI).

Among the techniques in the Touch Infant Massage set of techniques are (from top pic) the chest, back, hand, and leg massage.

The TRI was established in 1992 by Dr Tiffany Field, a pioneer of modern massage research, at the University of Miami’s School of Medicine via a start-up grant from Johnson & Johnson.

Dr Zulkifli added that studies have also shown that massage reduces the intensity and duration of colic in babies.

“In children with sleep problems, massages help them fall asleep faster and they have fewer night wakings,” said Dr Zulkifli, who specialises in paediatric cardiology.

Johnson’s Baby recently launched its Touch Infant Massage Workshop Series in Petaling Jaya, which saw the first workshop conducted involving about 200 mothers and nurses.

These workshops, to be held in seven states from July to October, will involve demonstrations of proper infant and baby massage techniques by qualified trainers.

A 2007 AC Nielsen survey on 300 Malaysian mothers with babies aged up to 36 months showed that the incidence of infant massage increased from 48% in 2003 to 56% in 2007.

However, Stanford Guo, marketing director of Johnson & Johnson Sdn Bhd, said there is still a large number of mothers who do not practise it.

“Physiological and psychiatric studies have shown that infant massage or touch therapy can trigger notable changes that help infants attain growth and development in several positive ways,” said Guo at the launch.

Another study conducted in Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia between 2000 and 2001 on 72 babies showed that moderate touch on skin leads to better food absorption and also relieves stress, thus improving immune function.

These findings are consistent with clinical studies presented in 1997 at the American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) annual meeting. The studies found that touch therapy also helps premature newborns gain weight faster, asthmatic children improve their breathing function and diabetic children comply with treatment.

In 1997, researchers at TRI also found improved motor development in premature newborns and cocaine-exposed infants, specifically in terms of habituation (decrease in responsiveness upon repeated exposure to a stimulus), orientation and motor and sensory development.

The top three benefits of massaging babies, Dr Zulkifli said, are weight gain, bonding between parent and child, and better psychosocial development of the child.

“Infant massage is about empowering parents with the knowledge to care for the child,” said Dr Zulkifli, who also encourages fathers to perform the massage.

The complete Touch Infant Massage advocated by Johnson’s Baby consists of a set of techniques performed on the baby’s head and face, chest, stomach, back, hands and legs. Throughout the massage, it is important to maintain eye contact, and sing or talk to the baby.

“The use of baby oil is optional,” said Dr Zulkifli. “For older babies, you can use slightly more pressure on the stomach to reduce wind.

“Remember to keep the room warm and also rub your hands to warm them up. Be relaxed when you do the massage and don’t do it when you are in a rush as your baby can sense how you feel through your touch and expression,” he said.

  • The Touch Infant Massage workshops will be held in Ipoh on Aug 2, Penang on Aug 3, Seremban on Aug 9, Johor Baru on Aug 10, Petaling Jaya on Aug 17 and Temerloh on Oct 11. For enquiries or registration, call 1-300-88-0566 on weekdays from 9am to 5pm.


    Sunday, August 3, 2008


    Home hygiene survey
    Tan Teong Li

    Hygiene Council, a global initiative supported by Dettol, recently revealed the following results in the annual Dettol Global Hygiene Survey.

    The survey is based on interviews conducted with over 10,000 people from 10 countries about hygiene practices in the home and community.

    • 70% of swabs and samples taken in Malaysia were highly contaminated. The dirtiest items were cloths – 100% were heavily contaminated.

    • Malaysian homes had the most heavily contaminated sites (70%), with Indian homes coming in second (57%) and German homes (6%) being the least contaminated.

    • Most Malaysians (47%) agree that hand washing is the most effective way to prevent the spread of germs. However, 31% said they spend less than 20 seconds in the process.

    • Most Malaysians (71%) believe that the rubbish bin posed the highest risk of transmitting germs to family members.

    According to the survey, which included 1,000 Malaysians, more people agreed that hand washing is the most effective way to prevent the spread of germs (47%), followed by disinfecting surfaces (29%), keeping animals out of homes (12%), avoiding kissing (7%) and disinfecting laundry (2%).

    A large majority (80%) said that their children wash their hands before eating. However, when asked how long they spent doing it, 34% said five seconds and another 34% said 10 seconds.

    Asian Hygiene Council chairman Dr Christopher Lee said: "The optimum time for washing hands is 20 seconds.

    "Washing hands is the most inexpensive, simple and highly effective method for significantly preventing the spread of diseases."

    The kitchen cloth is universally one of the most contaminated items in the home. Some 89% of kitchen cloths across the world have unsatisfactory levels of bacteria and 78% are heavily contaminated (it is 100% in Malaysia).

    This means that when cleaning up, bacteria will be spread all over the kitchen – the opposite effect of cleaning.

    Overall, Malaysia had the most contaminated homes in the study, followed by India.

    Malaysia had the dirtiest bathroom taps, with 95% failing the standard and 75% being found to be heavily contaminated. Detailed results showed high levels of E. coli (on 50% samples).

    "Greater emphasis needs to be placed on using simple, effective hygiene habits such as proper and regular hand washing and surface disinfection," said Catherine Tantoco, marketing director of Reckitt Benckiser (Malaysia and Singapore), the manufacturers of Dettol.

    "The public should use disinfectant on frequently touched surfaces such as light switches, door handles, bins and toys.

    "Dettol is committed to promoting good hygiene practices in the community not just through the quality of its products but also through public education initiatives.

    "As a brand, we continue to be trusted by doctors and mothers because we are scientifically proven to kill germs and prevent the spread of infection," she added.

    The work of the Asian Hygiene Council is supported by Dettol through an educational grant.


    Friday, August 1, 2008


    Masak lemak cekur ikan keli

    Ingredients1/2kg catfish (ikan keli), barbecued

    To be ground:

    10 cili padi
    3 shallots
    2 garlic
    500ml fresh coconut milk
    5 pieces daun cekor,
    cleaned and sliced thinly
    1 piece asam jawa
    Salt to taste


    1. Put coconut milk into a medium-sized pot, add the ground ingredients, and mix well. Cook over medium fire.

    2. Add the barbecued catfish, cook till the gravy begins to boil. Stir constantly.

    3. Add salt, asam keping and daun cekur into the gravy, and cook over slow fire for another 10 minutes. Stir constantly.4. When the gravy thickens, it is ready to be served.

    - Recipe contributed by Suriyati Paijo


    Wednesday, July 30, 2008


    5 Key Benefits Of Travel Insurance

    by Gary Zivkovich

    The travel insurance is most essential for the business travelers group as well as normal citizens.

    The insurance company as well as travel agencies also provides the coverage while you are on travel for either longer time or for the shorter travel plan. Based on your needs, the insurance company as well as travel agencies provides the better option to the travelers those feet to their needs.

    There are various types of benefits offered by the insurance companies or travel agencies.

    1. The travel insurance companies offer maximum coverage to the insured person to gives more benefits incase of accident or any types of illness.

    2. The travel insurance provider provides deductibles based on your needs. It is based on the types of policy terms.

    3. Some travel insurance agencies gives deductibles or co-payment against the some percentage cover under the medical expenses. It is based on the individual companies to decide the term or percentage of co-payment.

    4. The travel insurance does not pay if they suspect the misuse of drugs or involvement in the narcotics activities.

    5. The insurance company provides the coverage incase of mobilization of ill or injured person based on your needs. The transportation cost will cover under the medical expenses. Same way the insurance company also gives the discharge cost from the hospitals of the insured person.

    It is up to you to select the plan based on your needs. It is most important to select the proper plan according to the risk associated with you.

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    Monday, July 28, 2008



    What is Chikungunya?

    Chikungunya fever is a viral disease transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito.

    Signs and Symptoms

    The incubation period of chikungunya fever is usually 3-7 days. The symptoms are very similar to that of dengue, but unlike dengue, hemorrhagic or shock syndrome does not take place with chikungunya fever.

    The infected person may experience the following symptoms:

    • fever
    • chills
    • headache
    • fatigue
    • nausea
    • vomiting
    • muscle pain
    • rash
    • joint pain.


    There are currently no medications or vaccines for the treatment of chikungunya fever. However lots of rest, a nutritious diet, plenty of fluids and mild pain medications may relieve symptoms of fever and body aches. If you experience any of the symptoms mentioned above, you are advised to see a doctor immediately.


    Tips when travelling:

    • Use insect repellent on exposed skin surfaces when outdoors, especially during the day.
    • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants when outdoors.
    • Where possible, stay in accommodations that have secure screens on windows or air-conditioning to keep the mosquitoes out.

    However if you still develop a fever, see a doctor immediately to test your blood for any signs of the chikungunya virus. If your blood test shows positive signs of the virus, stay indoors to limit mosquito bites in order to avoid further spread of the infection.

    At home, the prevention of chikungunya fever is similar to that of dengue fever. Clear any stagnant water in flower vases, flower pots, roof gutters and watering cans to prevent the breeding of its carrier, the Aedes mosquito


    Thursday, July 24, 2008


    Affiliate Marketing Tips to success

    by Jossef S

    How to work at home with affiliate programs? And succeed with the best niche affiliate programs. Niche affiliate marketing is the easy, fast way to make money on the internet, and give you the ultimate honest home based business opportunity.

    Affiliate marketing is the best opportunity to make money on the internet, at the same time it is the best marketing strategy for any one with a product. Affiliates have the chance to make money fast without developing any products, without investing thousand of dollars on researches and testing; they can look for any product they want to promote. Merchants and companies have the opportunity to market their products with effective pay on sale marketing.

    How to succeed with affiliate marketing?

    There are three must do, must understand actions:

    1) Change your job mentality, affiliate marketing is not -in any way- other job; affiliate marketing is a business. Business need investment of time and money to build, work and improve, you are the BOSS you need to figure out what to do? And how to do it?
    In my humble opinion I think this is the major reason why beginners fail to have any kind of success in this field; this with the hundreds of lies and scams out there. They join affiliate programs and money making opportunities thinking they will make money only doing 1-2-3 steps, if it was that easy believe me no company will build affiliate programs "why to give you their money".

    2) Knowledge and creativity: you must have answers to where? When? How? And why? Questions. You have to learn almost every thing about your business, what is new what work and develop your own creative and unique strategies. In affiliate marketing you need to be a leader not only success in your own but leading your team each to his success. You will begin as part of the team but you will reach a point to have your own follower team.

    3) Patient; you are entering a huge market with thousands of competitors. You are better than most of the successful marketers on the net. I know a lot of them and I know that you are better than most of them. There is always a place for one more, and with niche affiliate marketing there is a place for every one.

    It took me more than two years to receive my first check, I lift this business three times and always returned, this is the perfect business for me I have to do what ever it takes to make it work, and you know it pays well.

    Affiliate marketing is a good business any one can have, can succeed and get rich with it; it is the only way for guys like you and me to get rich. Affiliate marketing is the only business that every one in it, are equal, no special talents, no special knowledge.
    Have you seen the movie "kung-fu panda", did you understand the secret. In affiliate marketing and making money on-line the secret is the same "there is no secret", the only thing you need to have in mined is "If it is to be, it is up to me".

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