Social media is often used for personal expression; to show special interests, proud moments, something informative, and personal statements. Social media accounts can be an extension of who were are. We live in a time where we can reach more people than in person. It can be tempting to tell everyone everything...
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NINETY per cent of fires in Brunei are caused by human error, according to the Station Officer Andi Karmila Waty Hj Abd Karim of the Fire and Safety Department.
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Speaking to The Brunei Times after a Promotion Ceremony, the station officer said one of the most common causes of fire is food being left unattended with the stove on.
Whilst cooking, individuals may be distracted by several things such as phone calls, the TV and children playing around. She said that most accidents in the kitchen have been due to carelessness of the individual themselves.
During the month of Ramadhan, with the break-fast deadline approaching people tend to become more careless when they are rushing therefore causing various accidents that could endanger the household.
Andi Karmila Waty said that another common cause of fire is gas leaks. She warned “Do not buy the cheap and pirated equipment, especially in place of those that are supposed to protect the safety of the house.”
Individuals should certify their equipment are up to standard, such as the Gas Head Regulator, it must have the BSM logo on it to show that it follows safety standards.
The Gas Hose has a similar case; individuals must ensure that the gas hose is marked with “SS233” certifying that it follows Singapore Standard. According to the station officer, the ones that are up to standard have a safety mechanism that will minimise the amount of gas that comes out when a gas leak occurs.
Overload, overheat, short circuit or modified electrical appliance are another common cause of fire in Brunei, according to Andi Karmila Waty. She said that the overloading, overheating or short circuiting of an electrical appliance is usually due to the user themselves, they keep an appliance on for far too long or even over load a single socket thus causing a fire.
The station officer advised not to overload a single socket and take note of how much a single socket can withstand. She reminded that big electrical appliances such as refrigerators, washing machine and freezers should not share a single socket because it will cause short-circuiting or overloading.
Electrical fires are more common during the Hari Raya celebration. “During Hari Raya people are celebrating so they have all the lights, fairy lights and their air-conditioning all turned on which could cause a fire if it was left that way for an extended period”, she said.
One method of reducing human errors, according to Andi Karmila Waty is to have an advanced checklist that will list down everything one needs to do to keep safe. The checklist would remind the individual to switch off electrical appliances and also double check the stoves so that the risk of a fire breaking out will be minimised.
She also advised everyone to have firefighting equipment in their houses such as a fire extinguisher, fire blanket and a fire detector as it may not only save the life of the individual but also his children and his family.
The promotion ceremony was held for Deputy Station Officer Ajak Hj Jais and Murni Hj Misir who were both promoted to Station Officers by the Director of Fire and Rescue Yahya Hj Abdul Rahman.
The ceremony begun with a Doa Selamat before the officers were promoted yesterday at the Multipurpose Hall of the Firefighter Headquarters at the Old Airport, Berakas.
An infographic briefly showing Brunei’s progress towards diversification over the years. Although economic diversification has appeared several times in the National Development Plans, the progress of...
Organizational social-media literacy is fast becoming a source of competitive advantage. Learn, through the lens of executives at General Electric, how you and your leaders can keep up. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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It takes guts to innovate radically in leadership and organization, for legacy systems, cultures, and attitudes are powerful forces of inertia. Fortunately, the inherent quality of social media is a powerful transformational force. Social-media engagement will confront leaders with the shortcomings of traditional organizational designs. Leaders who address these shortcomings will learn how to develop the enabling infrastructure that fosters the truly strategic use of social technologies. When organizations and their leaders embrace the call to social-media literacy, they will initiate a positive loop allowing them to capitalize on the opportunities and disruptions that come with the new connectivity of a networked society. And they will be rewarded with a new type of competitive advantage.
With social media ad revenues expected to grow to $11 billion dollars by the year 2017, social advertising has become a huge topic of interest amongst marketers. In fact, Facebook alone is expected to make close to $1 billion from its mobile ad revenue in 2013, according to the latest estimates.
Social media is fast becoming a bigger part of the ad buying efforts of brands and agencies across the globe, and for good reason. As Salesforce Marketing Cloud VP Peter Goodman notes, “Social ads reach the audience in which you’ve invested a lot of money and time into nurturing. You can see which audiences are engaging the most, so you can ensure that your ads are being bought correctly and you’re actually growing your fan base based on true data.”
Today the third major social network is becoming a public company. As with all major IPO’s, we will read a lot of diverse and conflicting opinions on its valuation: to some Twitter will be an overpriced money-losing startup, to others it will be the next major player of the Web and undervalued. To add a data point to the debate, the Scoop.it team decided to study the value of social networks to small and mid-size businesses.
The power of blogs in influencing consumer purchase decisions is stronger than you might realize. According to data from a research study conducted by Research Now, nearly nine in 10 consumers (84%) make purchases after reading about a product or service on a blog.
2013 was a year of exploration for brands on social media. From testing Vines to launching Instagram ads, many companies were dabbling in social media efforts across the Web just to see how customers would react.
Now, in 2014, brands are geting serious. They’re using the wealth of data as well as the human connection that social media can provide to develop deeper relationships with customers.
Visit the link for more on these seven ways brands are using social media to increase customer loyalty this year.
Starting a blog has never been easier — but with all the social media, CMSs and techie lingo out there, it can be a tough path to navigate at first.
One of the most important things you’ll need to do as a blogger is to constantly remind yourself to stay true to your own voice. It’s easy to get caughtup in the blogging world and to lose yourself, but the best and most successful blogs are passion projects that ring true to the fired up blogger behind them.
Here’s a helpful guide to how to start a blog coming at you from one blogger who’s been down that road.
This is an ode to all students who have ever gotten B's, C’s, D’s (and sometimes even failed). It’s a declaration to the kids who calculated the exact number of points they needed to get on their finals in order to pass.
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This one hits home to the core because I was never an A-grade student...
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