Monday, 30 June 2014

Alphasoars Checkpoint: The Seed Part II

When the CEO arrived, he surveyed the room and greeted his young executives. Jim just tried to hide at the back. "My, what great plants, trees, and flowers you have grown," said CEO. "Today one of you will be appointed the next CEO". All of a sudden, the CEO spotted Jim at the back of the room with his empty pot. He ordered the financial director to bring him to the front. Jim was terrified. He thought: "The CEO knows I'm a failure maybe he will have me fired". 

When Jim got to the front, the CEO asked him what had happened to his seed. Jim told him the story. The CEO asked everyone to sit down except Jim. He looked at Jim, and then announced to the young executives. Behold your next chief executive, his name is Jim”. Jim couldn't believe it Jim couldn't even grow his seed, how could he be the new CEO? The others said? Then the CEO said: "One year ago today, I gave everyone in this room a seed. I told you to take the seed, plant it, water it, and bring it back to me today. But I gave you all boiled seeds; they were dead - it was not possible for them to grow. All of you except Jim have brought me trees, plants and flowers. When you found that the seed would not grow, you substituted another seed for the one I gave you. Jim was the only one with the courage and honesty to bring me a pot with seed in it. Therefore, he is the one who will be the new Chief Executive".

If you plant honesty, you reap trust; if you plant goodness, you will reap friends; if you plant humility, you will reap greatness; you plant perseverance, you will reap contentment. If you plant consideration, you will reap perspective; if you plant hard work, you will reap success. If you plant forgiveness, you will reap reconciliation; if you plant faith in God, you will reap harvest. So, be careful what you plant now; it will determine what you will reap later.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Alphasoars Checkpoint: The Seed, Part I

A successful Christian business man was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business. Instead of choosing one of his directors or his children, he decided to do something different. He called all the young executives in the company together. He said: "it is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO. I have decided to choose one of you." The young executives were shocked, but the boss continued. "I am going to give each one of you a SEED today - one very special SEED. 
I want you to plant the seed, water it, and come back here one year from today with what you have grown from the seed I have given you I will then judge the plants that you bring, and the one I choose will be the next CEO."
One man, named Jim, was there that day and he, like the others, received a seed. He went home and excitedly, told his wife the story. She helped him get a pot, soil and compost and he planted the seed. Every day, he would water it and watch to see if it had grown. After about three weeks, some of the other executives began to talk about their seeds and the plants that were beginning to grow. 
Jim kept checking his seed, but nothing ever grew. Three weeks, four weeks, five weeks went by, still nothing. By now, others were talking about their plants, but Jim didn't have a plant and he felt like a failure. Six months went by still nothing in Jim's pot. He just knew he had killed the seed. 
Everyone else had trees and tall plants. But he had nothing. Jim didn't say anything to his colleagues, however. He just kept watering and fertilizing the soil- he so wanted the seed to grow. 
A year finally went by and all the young executives of the company brought their plants to the CEO for inspection. Jim told his wife that he wasn't going to take an empty pot. But she asked him to be honest about what happened. Jim felt sick at his stomach; it was going to be the most embarrassing moment of his life. But he knew his wife was right. He took his empty pot to the board room. 
When Jim arrived, he was amazed at the variety of plants grown by the other executive. They were beautiful..... In all shapes and sizes. Jim put his empty pot on the floor and many of his colleagues laughed. 
A few felt sorry for him. 

wait for part II soon ........

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Google Driverless car

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Can you stay in car without a driver?
the much anticipated driverless car is homecoming. Recently, the google autonomous car manufacturers team unveiled some of the cars for test.

Check what they said .....
It was inspiring to start with a blank sheet of paper and ask, “What should be different about this kind of vehicle?” We started with the most important thing: safety. They have sensors that remove blind spots, and they can detect objects out to a distance of more than two football fields in all directions, which is especially helpful on busy streets with lots of intersections. And we’ve capped the speed of these first vehicles at 25 mph. On the inside, we’ve designed for learning, not luxury, so we’re light on creature comforts, but we’ll have two seats (with seatbelts), a space for passengers’ belongings, buttons to start and stop, and a screen that shows the route—and that’s about it.

Read more from Google blog site.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Alphasoars Healthcheck: What to Watch Out On Food Labels To Avoid Health Hazards 2

Aspartame; one of the accidental discoveries was made in 1965, the discovery of aspartame. It is an artificial food sweetener. More than 7,000 consumable products have a percentage of percentage. Aspartame is mainly found in food products that are labeled sugar free. The adverse effect of this substance are numerous and are worthy of note here. They include (a) it increase one’s appetite and at such one is at risk of weight gain (b) in child birth, it leads to brain damage to foetus (c) it also leads to dizziness and mental retardation (d) brain cancer is also associated with regular intake of this substance (e) diabetes can be caused due to aspartame intake.

Hydrogenated Oil; this is also referred to as Trans fat. Hydrogenated oil is gotten by a process of passing hydrogen through a vegetable oil. This then added to food makes it stay ‘fresh’ longer. This hydrogenation process increases the cholesterol content which cannot be digested by the body system. Examine these words in your food labels, “partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, and hydrogenated oil” and be ware. The effects abound in the level of coronary heart disease.

Artificial Food Colours; food colouring has many adverse effects on the health of an individual. Many so called “juices” now, are devoid of any natural fruit but a mixture of artificially-coloured sugar water. Someone rightly said “it is a major problem in “fake food”.
Let’s make a link; blue dye = cancer; red dye = thyroid tumors; green colouring = cancer of the bladder; yellow colouring = kidney cancer. These colouring are in handy with children’s consumables. And that’s why these effects are noticeable among many kids you see every day.
How’s the health of your kid?

Sugar; in a recent research at Havard, it was noted that one that is addicted to intake of sugar-laden diet may have the risk of dying with a heart disease even if the individual is not overweight. Sugar intake of about 25% a day increases weight gain and can also raise blood pressure. In a line, sugar can cause duodenal ulcer, kidney and heart disease.

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I bring this topic to an end but will also like to state here at this point that your daily food intake matters a lot. Check your diet today.

Brazil 2014; see coach Stephen Keshi 23 man list for world cup

Finally the long awaited list for the 23 man squad of the Super Eagles for the world cup 2014 out. The list was released by Head Coach, Stephen Keshi on the 3rd of June, 2014.
Amidst the joy of knowing the twenty three man squad, agitations still trail on some individuals heart due to the seven players that were left out.

They cannot all go there!!!
All we can do now is to pray for them!!!
The list below, enjoy!


GOALKEEPERS: Vincent Enyeama, Austin Ejide, Chigozie Agbim

DEFENDERS: Joseph Yobo, Elderson Echiejile, Juwon Oshaniwa, Godfrey Oboabona, Azubuike Egwuekwe, Kenneth Omeruo, Efe Ambrose, Kunle Odunlami

MIDFIELDERS: John Mikel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi, Ramon Azeez, Michael Uchebo, Reuben Gabriel

FORWARDS: Osaze Odemwingie, Ahmed Musa, Shola Ameobi, Emmanuel Emenike, Babatunde Michael, Victor Moses, Uche Nwofor   

How to make a Cantenna!!! follow steps below

Saw this and wanna share with you, how to design a workable cantenna. It is so called because the material involved in which it is made from is an empty can for beverage or something.

You should be able to have something like this at the end of your practice.

Tools required
*        Can opener
*        Ruler
*        Pliers
*        File
*        Soldering iron
*        Solder
*        Drill with a set of bits for metal (with a 1.5 cm diameter bit)
*        Vice or clamp
*        Spanner or monkey wrench
*        Hammer
*        Punch

1. With the can opener, carefully remove the upper part of the can.
The circular disk has a very sharp edge. Be careful when handling it! Empty
The can and wash it with soap. If they can contained pineapple, cookies, or
Some other tasty treat, have a friend serve the food.

2. With the ruler, measure 6.2 cm from the bottom of the can and draw a
Point. Be careful to measure from the inner side of the bottom. Use a
Punch (or a small drill bit or a Phillips screwdriver) and a hammer to mark
The point. This makes it easier to precisely drill the hole. Be careful not to
Change the shape of the can doing this by inserting a small block of
Wood or other object in the can before tapping it.

3. With a small diameter drill bit, make a hole at the center of the plate. Increase the diameter of the hole using bits with an increasing diameter.
The hole should fit exactly the N connector. Use the file to smooth the
Border of the hole and to remove the painting around it in order to ensure
A better electrical contact with the connector.

4. Smooth with the file one end of the wire. Tin the wire for around 0.5 cm
At the same end helping yourself with the vice.
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Figure 4.37: Tin the end of the wire before soldering.

5. With the soldering iron, tin the central pin of the connector. Keeping the
Wire vertical with the pliers, solder its tinned side in the hole of the central pin.
Figure 4.38: Solder the wire to the gold cup on the N connector.

6. Insert a washer and gently screw the nut onto the connector. Trim the
Wire at 3.05 cm measured from the bottom part of the nut.

7. Unscrew the nut from the connector, leaving the washer in place. Insert
The connector into the hole of the can. Screw the nut on the connector
From inside the can.

8. Use the pliers or the monkey wrench to screw firmly the nut on the connector. You are done!
As with the other antenna designs, you should make a weatherproof enclosure for the antenna if you wish to use it outdoors. PVC works well for the
Can antenna. Insert the entire can in a large PVC tube, and seal the ends
With caps and glue. You will need to drill a hole in the side of the tube to accommodate the N connector on the side of the can.

Your finished antenna.