Thursday, December 31, 2009

Penamaan Waris KWSP





Jangan biarkan orang tersayang terus menderita
Kematian amat menyedihkan dan ia meninggalkan kesan yang mendalam kepada orang tersayang. Anda perlu merancang bagi mengelakkan ahli keluarga menderita sekiranya anda meninggal dunia terutama sekali jika keluarga bergantung nafkah kepada anda.

Dengan membuat penamaan KWSP dan mengemaskinikannya, ahli keluarga boleh mengeluarkan simpanan KWSP anda dengan mudah jika berlaku kematian.

Jika anda TIDAK membuat dan mengemaskini penamaan, perkara berikut mungkin akan berlaku kepada keluarga anda:

  1. Mereka terpaksa melalui proses yang sukar untuk mendapatkan dokumen-dokumen seperti Surat Kuasa Mentadbir, Surat Probet atau Perintah Pembahagian daripada pihak berkuasa sebagai dokumen sokongan untuk mengeluarkan simpanan KWSP. Proses ini mengambil masa yang lama dan kemungkinan dikenakan bayaran oleh pihak berkuasa berkaitan. Sebaliknya, jika penamaan KWSP telah dibuat, semua dokumen ini tidak diperlukan dan proses pengeluaran simpanan akan menjadi lebih mudah dan lancar.



  2. Pihak berkuasa yang mengeluarkan dokumen sokongan akan menentukan keutamaan individu yang layak menerima simpanan anda. Ini boleh menyebabkan berlaku konflik di kalangan ahli keluarga. Jika penamaan telah dibuat, simpanan KWSP akan dibayar kepada penama yang telah anda namakan. Untuk ahli beragama Islam, penama akan bertindak sebagai pentadbir (wasi) yang bertanggungjawab mengagihkan simpanan anda mengikut Hukum Faraid.

Jika anda berkahwin, ditakdirkan bercerai atau mendapat cahaya mata, anda dinasihati mengemaskini penamaan KWSP anda.

Lindungi orang tersayang daripada terus menderita.
Mulakan langkah yang bijak dengan membuat penamaan dan mengemaskini penamaan anda.

Pindah turun: KWSP 4 - Permohonan Penamaan

Group SHE Dept New Year Message

My 2010 New Year greetings to all.
As we look back at our Safety Statistic and records for the year 2009, we can be proud of it as we are definately making progress in our performance.  Even though there was one Lost Time Accident ( fatality ), which was more of an individual's careless mistake, the overall result is a good achievement.  Still, there is more work to be done because ONE INJURY on the job is still ONE TOO MANY.

I would like to emphasize that while preventing accidents and incidents is every company's LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY and, I believe, a MORAL OBLIGATION, Safety and Health also makes GOOD BUSINESS SENSE.  Please be reminded that workplace accidents and incidents will cost a company some financial loss.  These costs affect every man, woman and child - every employee, every employer and every family member.

May I share with you, fellow managers and safety personnel, my ideas in developing a simple but good Safety,Health & Environmental plan by considering several actions, such as:

*  Defining a framework of Action that will lead to a strategic approach for strengthening our Safety, Health &         
   Environmental ( SHE ) Management system through planned program.
*  Identifying the elements of the planned program that promote a safety culture, strengthens the SHE management
   system, and have objectives and targets.
*  Harmonizing the SHE management system through promotion and advocacy, legislation, inspection and knowledge.
*  Developing strategies on prevention of work-related injuries and illness, and promoting health of workers.
*  Integrating SHE in all our business dealings.

Safety, Health & Environment MUST become everybody's concern and cannot remain the responsibility of a selected few only.  This is my view.

Thank you all and I assure my full support in your plans in advancing the cause of work safety and health in your place.  Wishing you all a successfull and progressive New Year - 2010 .

                           " MAKE EVERYDAY A SAFE DAY "

MAGEN.

MAGENDREN. R

SHE Management Department
LEOPAD GROUP

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

KWSP Perkenal Skim Simpanan Persaraan 1Malaysia




Simpanan Peroleh Dividen Tahunan Serta 5% Sumbangan Kerajaan


Mulai 3 Januari 2010, kebimbangan golongan yang bekerja sendiri seperti petani, nelayan, pemandu teksi, penjaja dan pemilik perniagaan terhadap ketidakcukupan simpanan semasa bersara bakal diatasi dengan pengenalan Skim Simpanan Persaraan 1Malaysia oleh Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja (KWSP).

Skim Simpanan Persaraan 1Malaysia yang diumumkan oleh YAB Perdana Menteri Malaysia semasa pembentangan Bajet 2010 pada Oktober lepas berlandaskan kepada tanggungjawab sosial, dengan mengambil berat terhadap kebajikan semua peringkat rakyat yang bekerja sendiri iaitu kategori individu yang tidak mempunyai skim simpanan persaraan secara formal.  Skim ini bertujuan untuk memberikan perlindungan kewangan kepada individu yang tidak mempunyai pendapatan tetap apabila mereka mencapai usia tua.

“Kerajaan sentiasa prihatin terhadap ketidakcukupan simpanan persaraan yang menjadi kebimbangan sebahagian besar rakyat Malaysia terutamanya golongan bekerja sendiri yang tidak mempunyai pendapatan tetap bulanan. Skim Simpanan Persaraan 1Malaysia menawarkan golongan terpilih ini fleksibiliti dalam menentukan berapakah jumlah yang mampu disimpan untuk simpanan persaraan mereka,” kata Tan Sri Azlan Zainol, Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif KWSP.

Tidak seperti skim simpanan KWSP yang biasa, amaun yang dicarumkan ke dalam Skim Simpanan Persaraan 1Malaysia adalah bergantung kepada tahap kemampuan pencarum sepenuhnya.

“Ahli boleh memilih untuk mencarum amaun minimum sebanyak RM50 sehingga RM5,000 sebulan sebagai simpanan persaraan mereka. Caruman adalah secara sukarela dan pencarum juga tidak perlu membayar caruman setiap bulan, ia bergantung kepada tahap kemampuan mereka,” tambah Tan Sri Azlan.

“Bagaimanapun, ahli digalakkan untuk mencarum sejumlah wang secara berterusan tidak kira berapa jumlahnya, ke dalam skim persaraan ini kerana disiplin amat perlu apabila menyimpan untuk persaraan.”
Simpanan di bawah skim ini akan menerima dividen tahunan mengikut kadar yang diumumkan KWSP sebagai tambahan kepada sumbangan kerajaan sebanyak 5 peratus dan tertakluk kepada jumlah maksimum sebanyak RM60 setahun, selama 5 tahun bermula dari tahun 2010 hingga 2014.

Skim Simpanan Persaraan 1Malaysia ini terbuka kepada individu bekerja sendiri seperti penjaja, peniaga pasar malam, ejen hartanah, golongan freelance seperti deejay, instruktur kesihatan dan kecergasan (fitness instructors), penyanyi dan pelakon, serta pemilik perniagaan online.

Individu yang berminat untuk menyertai skim ini perlu mengisi Borang KWSP 16G(1M) yang boleh diperoleh di Cawangan KWSP seluruh negara atau memuat-turun dari laman web ini mulai 3 Januari 2010. Borang ini perlu dikembalikan ke Cawangan berdekatan KWSP atau melalui serahan mel.

Bagaimanapun, individu yang berminat dan masih belum menjadi ahli KWSP perlu berdaftar sebagai ahli KWSP terlebih dahulu dengan mengisi Borang KWSP 3 dan mengemukakannya kepada KWSP sebelum memohon menyertai skim ini.
Simpanan boleh didepositkan secara tunai atau cek menggunakan Borang KWSP 6A(2) di Kaunter Bayaran KWSP seluruh negara.
Ahli KWSP sedia ada yang telah bekerja sendiri turut layak memilih untuk menyertai skim baru ini.
Simpanan di bawah skim ini juga boleh dikeluarkan tertakluk kepada syarat dan prosedur semasa pengeluaran KWSP.

Untuk keterangan lanjut, sila kunjungi pejabat KWSP berdekatan atau hubungi Pusat Panggilan KWSP di 03-8922 6000 atau layari laman web ini.

Mengenai Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja (KWSP)
Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja (KWSP) adalah dana pencen terulung di Malaysia yang menyediakan jaminan  asas kewangan bagi persaraan. KWSP sentiasa komited dalam menjamin dan meningkatkan simpanan ahlinya melalui amalan terbaik pelaburan dan tadbir urus korporat. Langkah berhemah sentiasa menjadi panduan dalam setiap keputusan pelaburannya.

Sebagai sebuah organisasi yang berfokuskan pelanggan, KWSP memberikan perkhidmatan yang cekap dan berkesan untuk keselesaan ahli dan majikan berdaftar.

KWSP akan terus memainkan peranannya sebagai pemangkin kepada pembangunan ekonomi negara, selaras dengan kedudukannya sebagai institusi simpanan terkemuka di Malaysia.

Tarikh: 22 Disember 2009

PERKESO Seminar at Paka Branch



DATE:              15 NOVEMBER 2009
VENUE   :             PROFITRISE TRAINING CENTRE
SPEAKER:             MR. TARMIZI BIN MUKHTAR
                           MANAGER SOCSO, DUNGUN    


ATTENDANCE:            i. PRSB STAFFs
                                Ii. PRSB DIRECT WORKERS                                            20 participants
                                iii. SUB-CONTRACTORS WORKERS
AGENDA:

i. Speaker gave detail explanation on below items:
a)   “PENDAFTARAN DAN CARUMAN”– speaker told that, it is important to make a regular   contribution towards SOCSO for each employee, although he/she is a new employee in the company. 
b)      “SKIM INSURAN BENCANA PEKERJAAN”
c)       “SKIIM PENCEN ILAT”
d)      “FAEDAH PENDIDIKAN”


ii. Speaker told about how to make police report for road accident. Make sure read the final report the 
     printed by the policeman about the date and time. It is because to avoid problem in future when to do 
     SOCSO claim.
iii. Speaker explain about the document needed when employee want to claim with SOCSO. For road 
     accident case, it is important to submit map of accident location.
iv. He also told about benefit that SOCSO will give to employee.
v.  Finally, question and answer session.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

PERKESO Seminar at Wisma Leopad


Group HR & Admin Dept has recently organised a seminar on PERKESO, conducted by En. Hanafi bin Tahir, Senior Executive Officer, Head of Compound & Prosecution Unit of PERKESO PJ. 
This seminar was held on 10 December 2009 at Wisma Leopad.


This seminar, which received tremendous response from branch HR and SHE personnel, started at 10.00 a.m. and ended at 3.00 p.m.


During the morning session, En. Hanafi explained to the participants on the employer's eligibility, registration and enforcement benefits as well as procedures in claiming benefit offered by PERKESO. Followed after lunch break, he also entertained the Q&A Session from the participants.









Friday, December 18, 2009

Nomad Engineering Sdn. Bhd Upgraded as CIDB Level G6 Contractor



Congratulations to Nomad Engineering Sdn. Bhd for being upgraded as a CIDB Level G6 contactor.

USE SOCSO COUNSELLORS, CLAIMANT TOLD




Source By : Selvanathan





15 October 2009
(the star)


KUALA LUMPUR: Despite efforts by the Social Security Organisation (Socso) to weed out middlemen, many people are still seeking their services, Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam said.



Contributors, he said, should deal directly with Socso counsellors, who have been placed at the Socso head office and branches in Petaling Jaya, Ipoh, Penang, Seremban and Johor Baru.
Dr Subramaniam said in a statement that the counsellors would assist contributors to apply for social protection via Socso’s Employment Injury Insurance and Invalidity Pension Schemes.


A Socso official said they had previously detected about 500 fraudulent claims by contributors and third parties using false identity cards.


In some cases, workers and employers colluded to make the claims, he said.


He said middlemen or agents would charge up to 30% commission when making claims on behalf of contributors, mostly those from the lower income group who are not well versed with the procedures.
There have also been complaints that they had filed false claims for Socso members and used fake medical reports to get invalidity pensions approved, he added

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Quaterly Managers Meeting - Paka Branch





Mr. Rafi handing souvenir to the Board of Directors





Paka Branch successfully hosted the Quaterly Managers Meeting (QMM) recently in Rumbia Hotel, Paka on 3rd December 2009 from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

All Branch Managers and Heads of Department presented their respective reports.

HR Ministry Officer Visit to Johor Branch

Source : Selvanathan


Johor Branch received a visit from Human Resouces Ministry (Industrial Relation Dept) officer named En.Abdul Kadir bin Muhamad - Assistant Director of IR Dept, Johor on 2 November 2009 at 10.00 a.m.


Group HR Dept supported Johor Branch personnel during this visit, which was to ensure our Company complies with all requirements articulated in the IR Act in terms of administering a good and cordial employer-employee relationship and to study if there is a current need for workers union establishment at the moment in Johor branch.

Group HR/Admin Dept responded that there is no such requirement for workers union at the moment, as all employment related issues are currently solved amicably via good and cordial discussion between the workers and the Management. Below are the current practices highlighted to Mr. Kadir on methods of addressing and solving employment related issues practiced by Johor Branch:

1. Daily Tool Box Meeting; which also caters matters raised concerning workers employment, benefit and other HR related issues.

2. Complaint/Suggestion Form ; which is currently placed at the notice board to allow any employee to write in their grievance to the Management

3. Close relationship with unofficial employee representative (local and foreigners); to ensure any employment related grievances are heard and solved immediately, due to language barrier and work nature.

4. Acting as a caring employer; by subsiding accommodation, PPE, transportation and other HR related expenses, which most of other companies will charge back to their employee’s salary.

As the result of our explanation, Mr. Kadir was very happy with our commitment in terms of IR management at Johor Branch and even invited us to have closer relationship with them for any IR related support in near future.

Group HR/Admin Dept also requested Mr. Kadir to include Johor Branch Management employees for any future training conducted by the HR Ministry concerning IR matters, an idea which was very much welcomed by him.

Group HR/Admin Dept hereby wishes to thank Johor Branch for the support rendered during the visit.

Mr. Nanthakobalan's Birthday


Mr. Nantha (Accountant - Dura International Sdn. Bhd) celebrated his birthday today with Wisma Leopad employees. The Management hereby wishes him good health and happy life.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Still No To Bangladeshi Workers




Still no to Bangladeshi workers



Cordial meeting: Najib meeting Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on the sidelines of CHOGM in Port of Spain on Saturday.


PORT OF SPAIN (Trinidad and Tobago): The freeze on the intake of Bangladeshi workers will stay despite a request from their government for a review of the decision, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Najib conveyed this to his counterpart Sheikh Hasina Wajed during their talks on the sidelines of the Common wealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2009 here on Saturday.

Speaking to Malaysian journalists at the end of Day Two of the conference, he said: “I explained to her that we decided on the freeze to prevent unscru pulous agents from exploiting the workers.”

He said many Bangladeshi workers had been duped by these agents into believing that they would get well-paying jobs in Malaysia.

Some of them, he said, had even sold their belongings including livestock to fund their journeys to Malaysia.

“This is the kind of deception that we want to prevent,” he noted.

According to Najib, the Bangladeshi side understood that in the current econo mic climate, it would be difficult for Malaysia to increase the number of workers from Bangladesh.

The Cabinet decided to freeze the intake of Bangladeshi workers in October 2007, the second time such a decision was made after the first in 1999.

In March this year, the Cabinet also cancelled visas for Bangladeshi nationals who obtained their work permits in 2007 but have yet to enter the country.

The move was taken in line with the government’s decision to minimise intake of foreign workers, except in certain critical sectors. — Bernama.


Source : The Star Newspaper (30 November 2009)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Are You Driving Your Boss Crazy? Eight Behaviours Bosses Dislike

By Robert Half International

In today's workplace, it goes without saying that it's a good idea to remain on the boss's good side. Your relationship with this person can be a major factor in not only your on-the-job happiness but also your career success. And your boss can be a powerful ally; having a manager who thinks highly of you may improve your job security since you'll have someone who is willing to defend your value to the firm should layoffs occur. So, the last thing you want to do is exhibit behaviors that undermine this relationship.
Unfortunately, your manager may not always tell you if your behavior is driving him or her nuts. Here are eight actions to avoid:

1. Turning down new assignments.

Your supervisor comes to you to say that you'd be the ideal person to mentor a new staff member. She wants to know if you have the time to take on this task. You do, but you're not interested in the responsibility, so you decline the offer. Bad move. It's unwise to build a reputation as someone your boss can't count on. Plus, it's a good rule of thumb to accommodate your boss's wishes, as long as you have room on your plate for the extra work. A pattern of "no's" can convince your manager to stop offering you opportunities, including ones you might be interested in.

2. Being "high-maintenance."

Do you require constant feedback or positive reinforcement to remain productive? Must you check in with your boss every hour to ensure you're on the right track? This constant need for attention may prevent your manager from attending to important tasks or getting into a good work flow, which is enough to drive even the most patient professional up the wall.

3. Communicating poorly.

You're working on a high-profile project and just left your supervisor a voice-mail message with a quick progress update. He calls back, asking to be e-mailed the information. And, given the importance of the assignment, more detail would be nice. It's critical you understand your boss's communication preferences and adjust your style accordingly to ensure the two of you remain on the same page. In addition to preferred mode of communication, consider how much -- or how little -- information your manager would like.

4. Asking too many questions.

Everyone knows the saying "In one ear and out the other." Don't embody it when interacting with your manager. Repeatedly asking the same question ("Whom should I follow up with again?") is a sure-fire way to annoy your supervisor. To avoid this situation, always listen carefully when your boss is speaking and try to seek clarification on new projects from the get-go. If you must follow up, be sure to approach your manager with a specific list of questions and take notes so you don't need to bother him or her again.

5. Failing to follow through.

You're rushing to finish a presentation for your boss. After reviewing it, he notes a few typographical errors that you should have caught. To build your manager's confidence, you must think ahead and pay attention to details. As you tackle a project, think about the types of concerns your boss is likely to have, questions he or she may ask, and stumbling blocks that could get in your way. For example, if you're in charge of organizing an important meeting, have you tested the necessary technical equipment ahead of time? Prepared and proofread any handouts? Made arrangements to arrive early so you can set up? Even when things are hectic, keeping a keen eye on every detail is necessary to impress your supervisor.

6. Refusing to admit your mistakes.

Creating an excuse to justify poor performance is dishonest and unprofessional. Plus, chances are your ploy won't stand the test of time. If you make a mistake, step up to the plate; then go further by devising a plan for both correcting and avoiding similar incidents in the future. For example, if you included the wrong subject line in a mass e-mail, set it up with a colleague to review any memos with large distribution lists before hitting Send. Employees who accept ownership demonstrate professionalism, maturity and confidence.

7. Waving the red flag after the ship has sunk.

Your manager has asked you to compile a complicated report by the end of the week. Friday afternoon, you realize you can't finish it in time and break the news to your boss. She's furious! If you had just let her know earlier, she would have been able to provide you with extra resources to complete the project by the deadline. The lesson here: Let your supervisor know as soon as you sense a problem growing. With advanced notice, your manager can often work with you to stave off disaster.

8. Fueling the rumor mill.

Above all, supervisors seek employees with a positive outlook, especially given all of the negative news about today's economy. Enthusiasm is contagious, and these individuals are able to influence the attitudes of others. You don't want to be the one at the water cooler who spreads gossip or complains.

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Harbour Race & the Emerald Beach Event at Pangkor Laut 30th August 2009 -Day 3



Source : Mr. Krishnan

The Crew:

Mr. Jega
Mr. Soman
Mr. Krishnan
Mr. Logan
Mr. Chandru




The crew was in good spirit and was eager to be back in the water.
The food & rest must have done the magic.
Even though we were unable to get to the start line on time, we continued to sail pass the bay and decided to enjoy the wind, the sun and the water.
At sunset, the entire crew gathered for the closing at Emerald Beach in Pangkor Laut for an evening of celebrating the National Day Racing Event.
Leopad Dream was towed to Lumut the following morning and the crew returned to K.L. by land.

Leopad Dream Lost & Found At White Rock Island 29 August 2009 - DAY 2


Source: Mr. Krishnan

The Crew:

Mr. Jega,

Mr. Soman,

Mr. Chandru,

Mr. Krishnan,

Mr. Logan




Though we completed the race at 1220 hours by crossing 4° 00.0 N, the crew struggled as the winds had died. The currents pushed us away and Leopad Dream drifted aimlessly.

With darkness arriving and one crew member down with sea sickness, Skipper Jega instructed a crew member to transmit distress signals. Hand held flares were used to attract the attention of fishing vessels.

At last at 1730, a fishing trawler responded to the ‘crew waving on board’ and Leopad Dream was towed to Pasir Bogak in Pangkor. The day offered an experience to reflect and learnings to apply.



Leopad Dream at National Day Race to Sembilan Island 28th August 2009 - Day 1
















Source: Mr. Krishnan

The Crew: Mr. Jega, Mr. Chandru, Mr. Soman, Mr. Krishnan, Mr. Logan

At 1600 hours, the crew was all set, the main sail was up, the genoa was fitted and skipper Jega conducted a safety briefing on board the Leopad Dream. Off we left towards the vicinity of Buoy #14 (03° 03.30 N 101° 21.00 E).

The race officer John Ferguson gave the warning signal at 1755 then at 1800 hours all the sail boats were pointing northeast and soon we found ourselves out of the channel and in the open sea. Just before 1930 hours, as the sun began setting in the horizon, we noticed a storm.

It seemed like we were heading straight into it. Fortunately, as we approached the area, the storm vanished from our sight.As it got dark, the crews’ motion on board minimized as visibility decreased. It was smooth sailing all the way through the moonlit night.









Saturday, November 21, 2009

QUALITY EXECELLENCE/CERTIFICATE PRECENTATION



Source: Shareen



DATE : 12TH NOVEMBER 2009
VENUE : KELAB GOLF PERKHIDMATAN AWAM
ORGANISER : AJA EQS CERTIFICATION (M) SDN BHD


AJA Malaysia organized a Certificate Presentation in conjunction with World Quality Day last week. RM Leopad was invited to commemorate this event to not only to receive the Quality awards but also to show our endless support to promote & brand our national accreditation brand, ‘Standards Malaysia’.



The purpose of this event is to present the ISO Certificate to newly certified clients both in the public & corporate sector and to present certificate of appreciation to organizations for their continuous support. Apart from the certificate presentation AJA also took time to update the members on the latest development on the ISO and the key changes in the ISO 9001:2008.The prestigious event was braced by the Director General of Standards Malaysia, Pn. Fadilah Baharin.



RM Leopad was honored with two esteemed awards which is the Certification of Appreciation and Prestigious Quality Excellence Award Year 2009 for Organizational Excellence. RM Leopad attained the above two awards simply because we have demonstrated a significant improvement in our Quality Management System over the years. Additionally we have showed our continual support towards our accreditation body AJA EQS Malaysia & Standards Malaysia over the years. We have also been a portion of their achievements. This momentous event has marked another episode of our milestone achievement in the Quality Management System aspect of our organization. Certainly the efforts, spirit and determination of the staffs spearheaded by the dynamic leadership & guidance of the Board of Directors of Leopad Group, has contributed towards these proud achievements.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Leopad Training Centre

Source: Azura



COURSE : INTRODUCTION TO MS POWERPOINT 2007
DATE : 22 AUGUST 2009
TIME : 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
PLACE : BOARD ROOM, HQ
TRAINER : MS. SHARMILA

Leopad Training Centre has successfully held its first training with a title Introduction to MS PowerPoint 2007 on 22nd August 2009 by Ms. Sharmila Devi as a trainer from Manjung Branch. There were 22 numbers of participants who have attended the training.

The participants have gain knowledge on how to use PowerPoint 2007 as a method to do a style and a wonderful with an effective common sense approach to making presentation. After two hours theory given, the participants were given a task to prepare a presentation about themselves. However, with a limited notebook they have to form a group to prepare the presentation. Even though the facilities was limited, but all of the participants enjoy themselves and they did a great presentation with a limited time. They have shown that they able to practice what they have learnt in the training with the new features of PowerPoint 2007.

In the end of training, all participants know how to use the PowerPoint with effectively. All of them hope in the future that the Management at least could change the Microsoft Office 2003 to Microsoft Office 2007. This is more advance and will enhance the RM Leopad staff to do work with more effectively and efficiently.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Leopad HQ Friendly Bowling Get Together.

Leopad Group Bowling (HQ)

HQ employees has successfully organised an innagural bowling tournament, which was recently held at The Summit, Subang Jaya Bowling Centre on 15 August 2009 from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm.

A total of 7 teams participated with full of fun and joy during the event. Below are the result after a very close fight among the teams:

Team Event Winners:

  1. Zorro (Mr. Dines, Mr. Jay, Mr. Shamala, Ms. Norazlina)
  2. Rising Hero (Mr. Fayzul, Mr. Viswan, Ms. Jaya, Ms. Latha)
  3. Ultraman (Mr. Sunderaj, Mr. Selvanathan, Mr. Anand, Ms.. Menaga)

Best Bowlers:

  1. Mr. Fayzul (Rising Hero) - Male Category
  2. Ms. Norazlina (Zorro) - Female Category

Each winners received prizes worth of food vouchers from our Director, Mr. Jega, who also participated in that event.


Photos can be viewed at: http://tinyurl.com/ycosmdo

Saturday, August 15, 2009

H1N1 Prevention

Source: Internet.


Natural Prevention: Swine Flu / H1N1 Virus

In this Article:

  • The HiNi Virus
  • Three steps of prevention: Avoid, Strengthen and Defend

Swine Flue: H1N1 VirusEveryone is concerned with the spread of the H1N1 influenza virus known as Swine Flu. This virus is technically not the Swine Flu but a new virus that combines four strains of existing viruses. The new virus, named influenza A subtype H1N1, is made up of one strain of human influenza, one strain if avian influenza and two separate strains of swine influenza. The origins are unknown but as yet the only cases have been reported in humans. There are no reports (at this writing) of the virus in pigs.

The reason it has pandemic implications is because it passes easily from human to human and mutates quickly. When a new virus first presents itself the symptoms are usually mild and easily overcome. However with each mutation the virus gets smarter and harder for our immune system to handle. The last time a similar strain reached pandemic proportions was in 1918 and was called the Spanish Flu (again a misnomer). 20-50 million deaths are suspected to have been caused by this outbreak.

Right now there are no vaccines that fully protect against H1N1. The World Health Organization considers it essential that this virus be contained. Our actions and choices make the difference between this being possible or not.

Three Steps to PreventionFortunately there are many natural ways to reduce your susceptibility to the virus or to help you fight the flu if you get it. Don’t wait: Now is the time for prevention.

Keep in mind that these suggestions are not guaranteed. Some things work for some people but not others. Also, if you take medications or are pregnant, check with your doctor before taking any additional supplements.

AVOID: The best way to avoid the flu is not to have contact with it. We’ve all heard these suggestions, but they’re so important they bear repeating. Stay away from crowds, coughing people, and infected regions. Don’t travel to areas where the flu is present or suspected. The flu spreads by respiratory droplets that contact mucous membranes. Wash your hands often and try not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth.If you are in an infected area surgical masks may help reduce your exposure.

If you have the flu, wearing the mask will reduce the liklihood of spreading it. Not all masks filter viruses. The best one to use is the N95. You can obtain these at the following website.


The virus can live on surfaces for several hours so be careful what you touch, especially other people’s hands and door handles. If you work in a public place use a towel to cover door handles when you open doors. If you own a public business wash your door handles on a regular basis.

Once contracted, the incubation period is 3 days during which time you have no symptoms but can still spread the virus. If you contacted someone you suspect had the flu, stay home for three days or avoid close contact with other people during this time.

STRENGTHEN: The healthier you are the better your system can fight.

• MULTI VITAMIN ----- Eat whole, real food, get plenty of sleep and exercise, drink plenty of pure water, and take a multi-vitamin daily.

• Phyto-nutrients provide important antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immune supporting. Eat richly coloured fruits and vegetables.

• Here are some supplements to strengthen your immune system.Vitamin C – your dose will depend on your overall health and other supplements you are taking. A rule of thumb is between 2,000 and 5,000 mg.

Garlic Concentrate: Garlic is a great antimicrobial, including antiviral. You can eat garlic bulbs but its hard on the stomach and breath. A better alternative are garlic concentrates.

More immune enhancing ideas:

o Gargle with lemon water: The virus colonizes in mucus membranes. Flushing often with an astringent is a good preventive measure. Take one tablespoon of lemon and mix it with half a cup of water. Gargle liberally.

o Stress undermines your immune system. Stress is a natural response to challenge. Try stress management techniques, meditation, yoga, relaxation and other methods to reduce your stress response and handle challenge more easily.

o Hydrotherapy has long been used to stimulate the immune system. Try alternating hot and cold water in your shower. Start with hot for several minutes and then switch to cold for at least a minute. Alternate three times. Some naturopaths offer constitutional hydrotherapy treatments and I recommend them for their ability to stimulate a more powerful immune response.

o The best immune strengthener is a positive attitude. Focus on what you love, not what you fear.

DEFEND: If you’ve contracted the flu, defend yourself with strong immune activators.

Echinacea ------ is popularly believed to be an immunostimulator, stimulating the body's non-specific immune system and warding off infections.
ONLY TO BE TAKEN WHEN YOU FEEL SYMPTOMS OF FLU

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