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By Francis Mbugua 22-Mar-2021

WHAT ARE LIFE JACKETS

LIFE JACKET

Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) also known as PFDs or lifejackets it a piece of equipment that is filled with air or light material and is designed to help you float if you fall into water.

TYPES OF LIFE JACKET

INHERENTLY BUOYANT

This style of life jacket is primarily made of foam. Inherently buoyant flotation devices are very durable and come in a wide size range. They usually outlast the other life jacket styles.

HYBRID

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By Francis Mbugua 18-Mar-2021

TRAFFIC JAM

A situation where a long line of vehicles i.e. motorcycle, lorry, bus on a road are moving slowly or have stopped moving causing chaos on the road for drivers and motorists.

CAUSES OF TRAFFIC CONGESTION

  • More drivers on the road and few roadways to an area.
  • Unexpected accidents on the road blocking a lane.
  • Careless drivers over speeding, overtaking and not following road safety rules.
  • Ongoing construction on a road causing delays and bottl.... Read More
By Francis Mbugua 11-Mar-2021

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

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By Francis Mbugua 04-Mar-2021

APA REFERENCING AND CITING SKILLS

APA Referencing & Citation

Academic conventions and copyright law require that you acknowledge when you use the ideas of others. In most cases, this means stating which book or journal article is the source of an idea or quotation. This guide draws from the: American Psychological Association.

Examples - APA Referencing

• Reference to a book Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year of publication). Title of book. Location of publication: Publisher. e.g. Ibn .... Read More

By Francis Mbugua 03-Aug-2020

Finding Life on Mars

Mars well known as the red planet because of its barren and icy desert has sparked a lot of scientific questions and sci-fi imaginings. Is there life beyond our planet is a very good question, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) an independent agency of the United States Federal Government is dedicated to answering such scientific questions as some of its mission is to better understand the Earth and explore bodies throughout the Solar System. It is responsible for the ci....

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By Francis Mbugua 25-Jul-2020

How to Create a Free Business Email Address

What Do You Need to Create a Business Email Address?
You will need to have domain name and a website to create a free business email address. A professional business email address has your company name instead of the generic gmail or yahoo account, for example: dan@companyname.com
Since anyone can create these generic email accounts, it becomes harder for customers and other businesses to trust such email addresses as legitimate business email accounts.

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By Francis Mbugua 20-Jun-2020

Report Crime in Kenya during the pandemic

During the ongoing pandemic the government of Kenya unveiled an SMS service to enable the citizens of the country to report illegal activities. Members of the public can report any illegal activity around them using a text message to 988. An individual can use the free toll service 988, to report crime around them and their number is anonymous thus cannot be shared to the public. To use the service effectively, members of the public are required to text the name of the county and the estate whe....

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By Sam Mbogo 16-May-2020

Terrorism

Introduction

A useless violent attacks meted on innocent people has so far claimed the lives of more than 26,445 since 1970. One would ask how on earth a human being would rejoice in killing other innocent human beings in the name of a certain ‘god’ or religion. I thought God was for all of us mankind regardless of our religious affiliation, colour, race, tribe or ideologies. Terrorism continues to beat logic when you think of an organization that endeavours to train its workforce.... Read More
By Sam Mbogo 16-May-2020

Life is a banquet, but the tragedy is that we are starving ourselves to death

Why we Live Miserable Lives

‘Life is a banquet, but the tragedy is that we are starving ourselves to death’

Most of us live miserable lives from day one to the last day of our lives in this world. The worst of it all is that we do not realize it simply because no one has ever told us. We are born asleep, go to school while asleep, marry while asleep and very unfortunately die while still asleep; without ever realizing what our business was in this planet earth. Life is a b.... Read More
By Sam Mbogo 15-May-2020

Resilience in Life

We all admire resilient people. People who overcome severe and extreme difficulties to emerge successful. Individuals who when they set their eyes on something, they never stop until the task is done regardless of the number of obstacles they find on their way. They assemble all the energies in their arsenal, which enables them to overcome what would be seen as unsurmountable challenges. Their will power is just out of this world. We have seen students who work at night as security guards and r....

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By Sam Mbogo 13-May-2020

Reading Culture in Africa

Africa has been described in many forums as a continent without a reading culture. I can’t agree more having observed the reading habits of various readers for almost two decades now. There is a joke that is often told that if you wish to hide any valuable things from an African, all you need to do is place it in a book. There is also a story of a rich father who, on his daughter’s wedding day, presented the young bridal couple with the gift of a bible. Assuming this to be just another bi....

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By Sam Mbogo 18-Apr-2020

Navigating Safely in the Era of Fake News

As we continue to appreciate the convenience of the internet and its associated technologies such as the social media, we need to be privy to the fact that these media are also awash with fake news which may be potentially harmful to our wellbeing. Unfortunately, many of us have a deficiency in information literacy skills to help us discern between credible and false news. These skills become more critical when high stake information is being sought. To avoid losses and disappointments, high sta....

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By Sam Mbogo 09-Apr-2020

Leverage the Power of the Internet in our Schools

Most of the secondary school students in Kenya are not allowed to have gadgets such as smartphones, tablets and laptops in schools despite the obvious educational benefits that can be derived from such internet enabled gadgets. It is sad that most of the secondary schools’ management treat such gadgets as unwanted contrabands. It is generally agreeable that students and teachers alike can benefit from the limitless amounts of information on the World Wide Web for teaching and learning purposes....

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By Sam Mbogo 07-Apr-2020

Libraries Serving Generation Y Users

Waweru is a Second year Student at Marist International University College. He has just woken up from his hostel room and switches on his Samsung Tablet that has become part and parcel of his life. He checks on the messages, emails, and then Facebook to update himself with what he could have missed while he slept. Several attempts to reach him by some of his college mates are visible on the screen, along with various postings on his Twitter handle and a blog he has been following. After a quick ....

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By Sam Mbogo 07-Apr-2020

Africa is the next big thing

Africa is poised for an economic revolution. Six of the world’s 10 fastest growing economies are in Africa. Africa’s mobile phone growth rate is the highest in the world. The continent is making significant strides towards greater stability and improved governance, and high returns on investments are rapidly fuelling increased interest in Africa. For instance, Rwanda is now one of the most progressive developing nations in the world. Botswana, Angola and Tanzania are just some of the countr....

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