Archives for July 2018

The world’s largest solar farm rises in the remote Egyptian desert

Nice progress from Egypt.

The world’s largest solar park, the $2.8-billion Benban complex, is set to open next year 400 miles south of Cairo in Egypt’s Western Desert.

It will single-handedly put Egypt on the clean energy map.

That is no small feat for a country that’s been hobbled by its longtime addiction to cheap, state-subsidized fossil fuels and currently gets more than 90% of its electricity from oil and natural gas.

Human Bankers Are Losing to Robots

Bankers are some of the jobs most vulnerable to automation.

Human Bankers Are Losing to Robots as Nordea Sets a New Standard

The only big bank that managed to cut costs also happens to be behind one of the industry’s boldest plans to replace humans with automation.

Nordea Bank AB, whose Chief Executive Officer Casper von Koskull says his industry might only have half its current human workforce a decade from now, is cutting 6,000 of those jobs. Von Koskull says the adjustment is the only way to stay competitive in the future, with automation and robots taking over from people in everything from asset management to answering calls from retail clients.

Engineering Science class 28-29 July 2018

The second class for July 2018. Always loved to teach adult students. They always have a humorous side to any difficult topic or concept.

Senamrobik Series 5/2018

Had a great time.

Malaysia has the highest rate of diabetes in Asia and one of the highest in the world, probably next to Saudi Arabia said the National Diabetes Institute (NADI) executive chairman, Datuk Dr Mustaffa Embong

Use real milk for your teh tarik. Not condense milk (susu pekat manis)

“According to NADI records, statistics suggest that almost half of Malaysians do not know that they have diabetes.

“Most of the time Type 2 diabetes do not have any symptom at all until you develop a heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, going blind and amputations,” he said.

PPRN Grant Monitoring

Today we presented the status of our PPRN Grant at the Ministry of Education. This is the research grant for fabricating an autoloader for loading oil palm fruit for a company at Tawau, Sabah.

Printing homes: How 3D-printed houses could change the world

Very interesting!

With these advances in technology and the advent of 3D printing, it has now become possible to print a building – a development that’s caused a stir in the construction business for various reasons, including potential disruptions in multiple global supply chains.

Known in the trade as “additive manufacturing”, 3D printing was first developed in the 1980s. Due to more sophisticated types of printers, we can now print things like houses, clothes and spare parts for planes. Artificial limbs and internal organs are also among the latest list of uses for 3D printing.

Trump says he’s ‘ready’ to put tariffs on all $505 billion of Chinese goods imported to the US

Trump is going to destroy the American economy.

President Donald Trump has indicated that he is willing to slap tariffs on every Chinese good imported to the U.S. should the need arise.

The reference is to the dollar amount of Chinese imports the U.S. accepted in 2017 – $505.5 billion to be exact, compared to the $129.9 billion the U.S. exported to China, according to Census Bureau data.

Trump’s comments point to a willingness to push the envelope as far as the U.S. needs to get Chinese tariff concessions, along with a pledge to stop stealing American technology.

From KFC to Registered Nurse

Amazing story!

The Empowering Story Behind This Picture of a Nurse’s Employee Badges

As a teenager, Faye started working at KFC to help out her parents. While in college, she became pregnant shortly after she found out she wasn’t admitted to nursing school. At that point, she thought it was best to move closer to home. “My family really supported me and helped me make it possible,” she said. “When I had him, it gave me even more strength to pursue my dreams so he can do the same.”

After giving birth to her son AJ, Faye enrolled in her local community college and continued working at KFC, eventually becoming a manager. Then things began looking up. Faye landed a job at an assisted living facility and enrolled in a government program, New Step, which helped her complete her nursing assistant training. Amazingly, Faye managed to still maintain her job at KFC while pursuing an associate’s degree in nursing.

Then something tragic happened: Faye’s father, three cousins, and family dog were killed in a house fire. “When I heard the news, I dropped to my knees. My mom made it out alive just by a miracle of God,” she said. Despite the devastating loss, Faye tried to instead focus on her career. In 2016, she finally achieved her bachelor’s degree in nursing. Now, she’s working on her doctorate.

Live your life

Don’t waste your life trying to please people.