Jaring Launch Broadband Service

As report in the Star today, Jaring launched nationwide broadband service for dial up subsciber. Jaring has announced that it is now providing nationwide broadband Internet service. Jaring said its dial-up subscribers can now switch over to a high-speed Internet broadband service and its MY015 Internet telephony system. The broadband service gives consumers 1Mbps of speed (versus 56Kbps via dial-up), as well as cheaper voice calls via an Internet-based phone using the 015 prefix assigned to Jaring. This is definitely good news to many users who has not been able to obtain Streamyx Broadband service for the last two years. I must say that the price offered by Jaring look extremely attractive, especially the Enterprise Package at RM 139.00 per month and come with a fixed IP. Another advantage if of course the opportunity to use the 015 voice access that offer unlimited call at certain fixed rate. The concern is of course the uptime and stability which is yet to be tested. TM Net streamyx has gone through that phase and is now extremely stable in my area.   WIRED WIRELESS Basic 1Mbps Standard 1Mbps Enterprise 1Mbps Standard 1Mbps Enterprise 1Mbps Monthly Subscription Fee RM79 RM99 RM139 RM99 RM139 …

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New qualifying format for Formula 1

New qualifying format will be introduced again in year 2006. Under the new format, qualifying in 2006 will be held in three phases. The five slowest cars will drop out after the first 15 minutes, and five more will depart after the next 15. The remaining cars will compete in a 20-minute session for the top spots on the grid. Tyre change will also be allowed in the race and this will definitely favour the Ferrari, surely.

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Purina Puppycom Dog Obedience and Agility Graduation Ceremony

The Graduation ceremony for the Purina Puppycom Dog Obedience and Agility Students were held at Taman Desa Community Park this afternoon. Certificate and CGG (Canine Good Citizen) Medal were presented to about 150 students graduated from recent training classes. After the presentation ceremony, three doggie games were organized by Puppy.com.my and the games attracted active participation by the graduating students. The Longest Stay and the Fastest Recall were the first two games organized. The third games, Heel Free and Weave, a new games was won by a Chihuahua by the name of CO that beat many other bigger dogs in speed and time. The weather was good and we manage the finish the ceremony by 6:00pm. Some of the pictures as as follow:- Down Stay Competition Down Stay Competition with added distraction Fastest Recall Competition Winners of the Heel Free Competition Winners of Dog Fastest Recall Competition Winners of Longest Stay Competition Gladys receiving her certificate and medal Sei Weng receiving his certificate for passing the Novice Class Pui Yee receiving her certificate and medal Group of Dog Lovers posting for the camera Apple Evelyn Ang celebrating birthday with Shalom Kenny Ho Yap ST Information on Puppycom Dog Obedience and …

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Formula 1 – rules to change again

The 2005 season saw F1 impose one tyre rule and Ferrari and Bridgestone has not been able to find the right equation throughout the 19 races the defend their title. If not because the Michellin seven opt out of US GP, Ferrari would have been fourth this year in constructor title. Ferrari scored a maximum of 18 points in US GP and such score helped the pranching horse stay ahead of Toyota in constructor standing. Come in 2006, the major change will be the reduction of engine capacity from the present 3.0 litre v10 to next year 2.4 litre V8. Such changes expected to reduce the Horse Power rating of the F1 car from the present of 950HP to about 700HP. The engine capacity was reduced from 3.5 litres to 3.0 litres in 94/95 seasons after Aryton Senna’s fatal crash at Imola. The reduction at that time reduced the power of the F1 car to about 650HP at that time and with no restriction on engine development, the 3.0 litre V10 F1 car has increased the power output by more than 300HP over a period of 10 years. Will Renault and Mc Laren be able to maintain their superiority against …

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Nicol David is British Open Champs for 2005

Earlier Nicol David became the first Malaysian to win a British Open title, and the first Asian to win the women’s crown, when she beat Australia’s Natalie Grinham in the women’s final in straight games – also in 55 minutes. The in-form world No3, seeded three and ranked two places higher than Grinham, had not beaten the Australian in their previous four meetings. The pair often train with each other in the Netherlands, where both are based. Grinham was hoping to gain revenge for David’s earlier defeat of her older sister Rachael Grinham, the defending champion, in the previous round. The fourth seed led 7-5 in the second game and 6-0 in the third, but the pint-sized Malaysian piled on the pressure to claim her 9-6 9-7 9-6 win and her maiden British Open title. Full Article

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Puppycom A’Famosa Get Together Day

We were at A’Famosa again during the last weekend for our Puppycom A’Famosa Doggie Get Together Day 2005. Some 150 members took up a total of 20 Bungalows for the one night stay at the A’Famosa Resort with the friends, and most important of all, their K9 friends. Upon arrival, all have great funs at The Cowboy Town and participated in some of the doggie games organized by the committee. Some of the pictures are as below:- The highlights of the trip was the AA session among close friends and K9 trainers which ended at almost 1pm. Related Links Puppycom A’Famosa K9 Day Puppy.com.my

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‘You’ve got to find what you love,’ Jobs says

While performing s search on Apple, I came across this interesting and motivating speech by Mr. Steve Job of Apple. Read on ….

Full Text of Speech by Steve Job of Apple

‘You’ve got to find what you love,’ Jobs says

This is the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005.

I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That’s it. No big deal. Just three stories.

The first story is about connecting the dots.

I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I really quit. So why did I drop out?

It started before I was born. My biological mother was a young, unwed college graduate student, and she decided to put me up for adoption. She felt very strongly that I should be adopted by college graduates, so everything was all set for me to be adopted at birth by a lawyer and his wife. Except that when I popped out they decided at the last minute that they really wanted a girl. So my parents, who were on a waiting list, got a call in the middle of the night asking: “We have an unexpected baby boy; do you want him?” They said: “Of course.” My biological mother later found out that my mother had never graduated from college and that my father had never graduated from high school. She refused to sign the final adoption papers. She only relented a few months later when my parents promised that I would someday go to college.

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All a dog needs is love and nail varnish

This year has seen an explosion of new pampering products for man’s furry friends, among the more unusual of which is a fragrance designed to neutralise the sexual scent of female dogs, a study said on Tuesday. The products — mostly aimed at cats and dogs — also include weight loss supplements, sun screen and stress relief sprays, alongside cosmetics like nail polish and hair colour highlights, said the report by research group Mintel. “For many pet owners, their animals are as loved and pampered as their own children, and deserve to be groomed and cared for with the best products,” said Mintel spokesperson David Jago. Full Original Article

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Apple steps up iPod ‘tax’ push

Apple Computer is stepping up its push to get iPod accessory makers to pay for the right to connect to the popular music player. For some months, the company has been seeking royalties from accessory makers that want to display a “Made for iPod” logo on their products. The program, which one analyst has likened to an “iPod tax,” applies to devices that connect electrically to the player and not to cosmetic things like cases. Now Apple has made the program a requirement for manufacturers who want their gadgets to plug into the “dock connector” at the bottom of the music player, Senior Vice President Phil Schiller confirmed to CNET News.com last week. Full Article at News.com Many accessories manufacturers make a lot of money out of Apple’s success in iPod and obviously Apple want to have some share of their profit.

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Pancreatic cancer

We were calling the hospital to make appointment for our annual medical checkup but was not able to get hold of the person we normally speak to. The call was passed to another person who subsequently told us that the nice lady we last spoke to in July 2005 has passed away due to Pancreatic Cancer. Only two months separate the time the cancer was detected and the time of her passing. Performed a search on the Internet and summarized some of the important fact on Pancreatic Cancer. Pancreatic cancer is most often a “silent killer,” with no symptoms appearing until the malignancy has become very advanced. Surgery at this point is often out of the question, and drug therapy has limited success because pancreatic cancer cells are notoriously resistant to even the most powerful chemotherapy. Because it is often caught only in its more advanced stages, pancreatic cancer — the fifth leading cause of cancer death in the US — is rarely curable. What causes it? While little is known about the cause, the following factors may increase the risk of getting pancreatic cancer. They include exposure to cancer-causing agents; cigarette smoking; a high fat, low fiber diet; a …

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Will Kimi Raikkonen move to Ferrari

There has been quite a lot of talk on whether Kimi Raikkonen will move the Ferrari in the future. Kimi has made it clear that he will only go a winning team, a team that can perform and win races. Ferrari is not in that position currently and hence the move is obviously not likely. Kimi and Michael Shumacher, both are good and talented driver but quite different is certain sense. Micheal move the Ferrari years back when the red pranching horse was still not a winning team. But Michael moved there with a group of talented people that finally built a winning Ferrari Team. Wherever Kimi moves, he will have to move to an established team that has the capability to win. Michael, however, has more to offer. With his experience and relationship with many capable F1 veterans, he was able to help to build a winning Ferrari that won 5 Constructor Championship.

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Loose drain cover spoiled Mc Laren quest for Constructor Title

Bad luck striked Montoya and Mc Laren again and this time Montoya hit a loose drain cover the retired from the race. That simply put a end to Mc Laren quest for Constructor Title barely half way through the race in Shanghai. Mc Laren won 10 races to Renault’ 8 in 2005 and yet lost both driver and contructor title. Lack of reliability in the Mercedes engine was the main reason that cost Kimi Raikkonen the driver title. Bad luck played a great part in Mc Laren failure to clinch the Constructor Title. In the last 5 races of 2005, Montoya failed to finish three of them due to fault not of his. Nothing much Mc Laren can do now except to try again in 2006. Rules will change again in year 2006 and whether Mc Laren will have the same advantage against others, we shall wait and see. Nevertheless, 2005 is a good year for Mc Laren and their superb performance half way through 2005 bring much excitement back to F1, something we have been waiting for a long time.

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Dog owners must kick the old habit and begin to pick up your dog’s poo

Every morning or evening, in most housing area or community park, you will normally see a log of dog owners walk their dogs and at the same time allow their dog defecate along the road or at the park and happily walk away. Effectively treat public area as their dog’s toilet. That currently is the norm in our society. On the hand, if your dog poo and you take out a plastic bag from your pocket to clean up after your dog, some may appreciate what you did and generally all will treat it as an exception now. In reality we are now in the 21st century, all dog owners must now make that exception as the norm and treat that norm as an exception. In our bid to promote Responsible Dog Ownership via various events and Dog Obedience Training, we have been promoting that as a start. We are glad that many dog owners now carry plastic bags with them so that they can use that pick up their dog poo. Unfortunately, even with regular reminders, there are still quite a number of dog owners who visited events such as RDO Day simply let their dog poo and walk …

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Koi Kichi and Koi2Kichi

Many years after Peter Waddington of Infiltration written the popular Koi Kichi, the second Koi2Kichi was launched. Koi2Kichi come in two books instead of one and total package offered consist of the following:- Book 1 – The Path to Understanding Book 2 – The Path to Yamakoshi Village & Breeders Tour Maps Yamakoshi Nishikigoi Map DVD of the tours (complete with an outtake segment that is priceless!) Brief description of the two books are:- The First Book – The Path to Understanding – from Mistake to Mystique Deals with every aspect of Koi. From a detailed work about how Koi and the Koi industry emerged, water, an incredibly detailed segment on state of the art pond design, to health aspects, Koi shows and The Definitive Work on Tategoi. This aspect especially has been laboured over by Peter for years – the understanding of a lifetime in Koi. The Second Book – The Path to Yamakoshi – the Highways and the Byways Takes us on four basic journeys through the mountains of Yamakoshi. Starting from Nagaoka/Ojiya it takes an the reader on an incredible journey through the legendary villages of Niigata and visits literally hundreds of the leading breeders. It not …

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